If you saw it you missed it

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I heard a prominent Motorsport photographer once say that if you see it you’ve missed it.  He was talking about that critical moment.

In sports the critical moment may have a  window of less than 1/100th of second.  And if you see it through the lens of your camera – you’ve missed it.  You see a SLR, Single Lens Reflex, camera a mirror raises in order to capture the image.  Whilst the mirror is raised you can’t see anything through the lens.

I thought I’d missed this footballer of Adhara FC as he brought the football back into play off the opponents goal line.  The shutter was pressed a moment before the anticipated critical moment.  All I saw was darkness followed by him disappearing under my camera’s view.  As you can imagine, I was delighted to have captured this, which is definitely the best shot of the day 🙂

Adhara FC footballer catches the football in mid air

Adhara FC footballer catches the football in mid air.

Why was I photographing a football match?

Adhara FC is managed by one of my clients.  This started with their wedding.  I remember it well as there was a running commentary being relayed to Ben, the groom, on the progress of a major football match.  PatB Wedding Photography now sponsors the football club and today I was at the match to photograph the team of 2010.

Adhara FC - team photo

Adhara FC 2010 team photo


Commercial Photographer Suffolk

About the author: Director, Photographer & Artist of PatB Photography. Award winning photographer and member of SWPP & SIFGP. Featured in cosmopolitan.co.uk, Photo Pro, Alt Fashion. Clients include; BT, Samurai Sports, ItalClean, KeyAgent & AutoTrader.

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