Photographing a Kid's Judo Tournament?
December 31, 2007 6:36 AM Subscribe
What's the best way to photograph a kid's judo tournament and have pictures ready for the parents right after awards are presented?
posted by chengjih to sports, hobbies, & recreation (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My judo club is hosting a tournament a few months from now. I've been asked to look into taking photos during the tournament and having these photos for sale by the end of it. The idea is to raise money for club operations by charging parents some amount for the pictures. What's the best way to go about this?
By way of equipment, I have a Nikon D70 with a telephoto lens (80-200mm f/2.8), and I can scrounge up a couple of laptops. The tournament will be in a large community center gym, with overhead fluorescents, so I might to do some basic color processing before images are presentable (probably along the lines of Picassa's "I Feel Lucky" touch-ups).
I don't believe I can practically offer prints, but I should be able to produce some number of CDs. The goal is to have something physically available for interested parents.
The main problem is timing, I think. Parents and their kids may have travelled some hours to get to the tournament, and may want to leave right after awards are given, rather than hanging around for me to burn CDs.
Any suggestions on how to do this? Thanks.