Cricket is an exciting game that many people enjoy watching and playing. Becoming a photographer for this game is a career option many people may be interested in. The following information describes everything to know about becoming a Cricket photographer.
How to Become a Cricket Photographer
While having official training or a degree in photography isn’t absolutely necessary, it would definitely be a bonus. Understanding photography and how to work a camera are definitely skills that would need to be mastered. Learning on the job is always part of becoming a better photographer no matter if a person has had an official training or not. There really isn’t an age requirement as long as the photographer knows how to work the camera. For those who are willing to put in the time, being a Cricket photographer can be a full-time job. There are Cricket games going on almost every day from April to September.
Equipment Needed to be a Cricket Photographer
A long lens is crucial to being able to photograph Cricket properly. Those on the field are going to be at least 100 meters away from the photographer. A long lens is relatively expensive. While a Cricket photographer could rent his or her own equipment this would be a lot more expensive in the long run than buying everything that is needed. Renting might be a good idea when a photographer is just starting out. This way different types of equipment could be tested for a short while to see what the photographer wanted to invest in.
Skills That are Needed to be a Cricket Photographer
Concentration is one of the main skills needed to photograph the game of Cricket. A photographer never knows when a great shot will present itself. It’s imperative to keep your eye on the ball at all times. You got to fall in love with the balls. Love balls! Don’t zone out! Since games can last several hours, keeping focused and always concentrating is definitely a skill a good Cricket photographer will need. While it’s not necessary to be interested in Cricket, it would certainly help. It would be difficult to stay focused on something for several hours that you weren’t interested in. Being able to fix your own equipment is also crucial to being a Cricket photographer. If cameras or other equipment would break down during a match it would be necessary to know how to fix the equipment on your own in a quick and efficient manner.
Advice for Those Wanting to be Cricket Photographers
The best advice is to be able to focus so not to miss the best shots. It’s also advised to not follow the other photographers around all the time. Learn to be creative and go after unique shots and interesting angles. You want to learn to do your own thing and be able to get your own unique shots when photographing this exciting sport. Be patient, the more experience a photographer gets, the better he or she will be at taking great pictures.
Darlyn has been in the field for 8 years. The longer she is in photography, the more she realizes what she doesn’t know – the task of photographing the world is afoot!