Baseball Photo Tip #5: Check your angles. If you want the ball in the throw, then getting just shy of straight-on is best. I’ve gotten nice shots from between the right side of home plate and the very beginning of the first base line. However, I do mix it up and get further out on the first base line to get the “stretch” of a pitcher. To capture those priceless facial expressions and a full swing, righty batters are best photographed on the first-base line and lefties on the third-base line.

Another angle to consider is up and down. Sometimes getting down low and shooting “up” at the players achieves a better stage for the photo. Cloudy skies, rolling hills and such can be a great part of the story you are telling. In contrast, sometimes getting up on a hill and shooting down puts the focus purely on kids, dirt and grass.

Owner of Angie Windheim Photography and Angie Windheim Communications LLC in Oregon.

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