I recently attended a sports photography class at PhotoAccess in Canberra. The course was given by Tim Anger an experienced sports photographer.
After a morning on the theory, camera settings etc and the types of images that could be interesting, we went to a local rugby game. I took a large number of photos as I experimented with the settings and capabilities of my newish Olympus OMD EM1 MkII. Most of the photos were boring as I tried different things and because of the difficulty in taking interesting images at a sports game. Particularly because I didn’t really understand the game.
Another tricky thing was that I was photographing in low angle winter light with strong shadows and potential for sun flare.
The above image was taken towards the end of a game before the senior East v West game started. The later was won by West’s by a huge margin.