Grapple with the basics – try your hand at wrestling photography!

How to photograph wrestling
(Image credit: Alistair Campbell)

When you’re shooting any sports photography, the fundamentals tend to be quite similar. Using fast shutter speeds, helpful focusing techniques such as continuous or facial recognition, and other tools such as high speed burst modes will enable you to shoot enough frames to capture the winning moment. 

All these weapons add up to a powerful arsenal when trying to get 'the shot'. However, technology has become so far advanced that having these guarantees in place almost takes the fun out of it, and reduces the feeling of a proud moment when you've nailed a killer shot in one try. 

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Alistair Campbell

Alistair is the Features Editor of Digital Camera magazine, and has worked as a professional photographer and video producer.