After reading chapter six of Kenneth Kobré’s, “Photojournalism,” I already know what I’m going to struggle with most when it comes to shooting sports: understanding the sport itself. Of all the things that I understand in life, sports is near the bottom. I’ve never shown much interest in participating in athletics, (a stereotypical trait of nerds like me, I know,) and I’ve never gotten a huge amount of entertainment from watching sports. It’s probably what sets me apart the most from my fellow Mass Comm majors.
That being said, I am excited to try shooting sports. My favorite thing about the prospect, which is shown in nearly every photo example in Kobré’s writing, is the sheer, honest emotion shown in athlete’s faces. I love capturing emotion, and I think shooting sports is a great opportunity to do so.