Whether you’re talking about sports photography or gymnastics, the great ones make it seem easy. Trust me on this, they’re both harder than they look. Made with a Nikon D3 and a Nikon 400mm 2.8 lens. Shot at 1/1000 sec, F2.8, ISO 1600. Kenneth Jarecke / Contact Press Images

A guide to shooting Sports

An excerpt from my book, Pictures — How to Make Them.

Sports photography is easy (deceptively so).

The photographer who is intimidated by the idea of making pictures of random strangers on the street, classic street photography, usually doesn’t experience that same anxiety when roaming the sidelines of a high school football game. There are a few reasons for this, the first being that as a…