Shooting AFL for the AFL Media

Here are some tips on photographing AFL sports in JPEG with a Canon R3 and sending the photos to AFL media during the game with a laptop and FTP:

  1. Use high-speed continuous shooting mode: Set your camera to high-speed continuous shooting mode to capture a burst of shots during action-packed moments in the game. This will increase your chances of getting a great shot.
  2. Use a fast shutter speed: Use a fast shutter speed to freeze the action and avoid motion blur. A shutter speed of 1/1000 or higher is recommended for shooting sports.
  3. Use a wide aperture: Use a wide aperture to create a shallow depth of field and isolate your subject from the background. This will give your photos a professional look.
  4. Shoot in JPEG format: Shooting in JPEG format allows you to capture and transfer images quickly during the game. This is essential if you want to deliver your images live to AFL media.
  5. Connect to the internet and use FTP: Connect your laptop to the internet and use FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to upload your photos to AFL media during the game. Make sure you have a reliable internet connection and know the login details and server address for the FTP.
  6. Edit and crop your images: Before sending your images to AFL media, edit and crop them to ensure they are of the highest quality. Use Adobe Lightroom or a similar editing software to make adjustments.
  7. Send the images as soon as possible: Send your images to AFL media as soon as possible to ensure they can be used in news coverage and social media posts during the game.
  8. Keep backup copies of your images: Make sure you keep backup copies of your images in case of any technical issues or lost files during the transfer process.