SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) – It’s Football Friday here in KELOLAND. That means we’ll be covering some of your local games, but we could use your help in showing the action and spirit of the students, fans and players.
So what are we looking for from you?
“Pictures and short video clips, 7 – 10 seconds long of the players before the game, walking up and down the sidelines. Those moments right before they’re getting ready to take the field,” KELOLAND News Chief Photographer Kevin Kjergaard said.
You can send your photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you post them on social media hashtag them #kelosports and those could be featured too.
How can you get the best photos and videos? Review five tips below:
One of the most important things for shooting video is actually before you start shooting. Make sure your lens is clean. You can use a lens cleaner or a soft cloth material to clean your camera.
“The second tip: Shoot horizontal. Use both hands; tuck in your elbows. That gives you that brace. Steady, not blurry, wide shot of what you’re seeing. It allows you to get as much in the photo as possible,” KELOLAND’s Don Jorgensen said.
The next tip to remember is to vary your shots. You can shoot fans, the players, the football, the signs and the stadium itself. This helps add to the atmosphere you’re trying to capture. You can also vary your shots by shooting up close, a little bit farther away or the whole stadium itself.
When you’re filming football, make sure you have a focus. Either follow the football or the player throughout the video.
Finally, make sure you have good lighting. We want to be able to see that focus and not their shadow.
We’ll share the best photos and videos sent in through uShare online throughout the season.