Photography question

I received this email this week and wanted to answer it for everyone:

Hi Noemi.

 I have been reading your blog everyday for the past year.  You are an amazing photographer.  I have been inspired by your talents.  I recently volunteered to take photos of my sons’ baseball teams.  I’m not sure if I have gotten in over my head or not.  Do you have any tips on how I can get some great photos of the team.  Thank you for taking your time to read this.


Well, getting in over your head is an essential part to being stretched in your creativity! I applaud you for taking on the task and I think you'll have tons of fun doing it! Here's my suggestions:

-use or borrow a telephoto lens (it'll help you get close up shots with out running all over the field)

-capture the team before, during and after the game (it'll give more of the photojournalistic feel to your shots)

-don't be afraid to let them pose (eg. showing off their muscles or giving each other rabbit ears or laughing hysterically)

-get different angles (try and get the shot from the view from the bench, bleachers, home plate and the field OR go as low as you can, then take shots from the highest point you can)

-capture other stuff too (it's great to get family and friends in shots - especially if you want to post the pictures and even sell them as a fund raiser for next years team)

I hope this helps,


Noemi Hedrick

Noemi Hedrick is a passionate wedding and portrait photographer based in Minneapolis. Noemi loves capturing the beauty inside every person. Her vibrant energy for life, love and family are grounded in her own values and loved ones. Noemi has been proudly serving as a wedding photographer for over 15 years and also offers a wide range of photography workshops for professional and amateur photographers.