About William Jones

William Jones is a former film photographer that converted to digital about six years ago, after having taken about a 20 year hiatus from the photography game. Started serious digital with a Nikon D90, and has since owned and shot numerous different Nikon models, including a D3X, concentrating on sports. Still using some of the old techniques taught from the days of film, with an understanding of how to modify them for the digital format. A chronic sufferer of GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome), as his recent purchase of a D810 proves. Always looking for new sports to photograph, but with an appreciation of the beauty of other subjects.

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Photographing Horse Polo

Horse Polo is normally played on a field that is nine times the size of an American Football field, making it a very challenging sport to photograph. A smaller version of the game, Arena Polo, is played on a field that is slightly smaller than a Football field. For purposes…

Photographing High School Lacrosse

Lacrosse, like American Football, is played on a large field, however the differences between the two sports are numerous. The ball used in Lacrosse is quite small, so you need a sharp eye to follow it. The helmets worn by the players cover most of their faces with a grid…

Photographing American High School Football

Almost every American High School has a football team, and it is perhaps the major sport for all such schools. Homecoming is almost invariably scheduled for a week when the team has a home game. As such, this sport, perhaps more than any other, serves as a great opportunity for…

Photographing High School Volleyball

After the heat of summer, when students return to school in the United States, Volleyball is one of the sports played in the Fall season. It moves from being an outside sport, to an inside one. This is unfortunate, at least from a photographic point of view, since most High…

High School Sports Photography Tips

In response to requests from comments on my earlier article will address shooting High School sports. I have specialized in sports photography for years, shooting almost every High School sport played in Florida. Please note, I am semi-retired, and though I do sell some photos, I don’t make a living…