Monday, May 2, 2011

Rodeo action coming up

For those who like to photograph wild western action, there are rodeos all over South Dakota throughout the year. Check out a full listing at http://www.travelsd.com/Events/Rodeo.

It's a lot of fun to shoot rodeo with a long telephoto and a high shutter speed whether it's bronc riding...


...calf roping...

...or bull riding...


Keep an eye out for unique compositions around a rodeo arena. There are usually all kinds of shapes, patterns and framing devices.

Each arena offers something different in accessibility, backgrounds, angle of light, etc. Shoot enough and you'll find ways to make them all work for great images.