Shooting and writing for Snapd Brampton has given me the opportunity to see a new and different side of my local community. While I often report on charity fundraisers and other local events rubbing shoulders with politicians, philanthropists and business owners, I've also had the chance to expand my photographic repertoire to include sports photography. This couldn't be more fun; a press pass gives me access to a whole venue, so I can go where I want to go to get the shots I need. So far, I've covered the Brampton Beast's home opener, the Brampton A's home opener, and a couple of charity 5k races.
Photographing sports requires speed in everything - fast lenses, fast autofocus and the ability to predict when the moments you want to capture are about to happen. Fortunately when you combine all of this with a high framerate and a little courage, the results can be great.