Women's Golf Equality

Written by James S

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It was not until earlier this year, that women's golf took a leaping step inrepparttar right direction when professional golfer and top LPGA player, Annika Sorenstam was told she could play againstrepparttar 143248 men in a PGA tournament. Many people predicted how they thought Sorenstam would do when she teed-off against some ofrepparttar 143249 best male golfers inrepparttar 143250 world. Some people had positive encouragement to contribute while others were chauvinistic and down-right rude.

Phil Mickelson, 2nd inrepparttar 143251 overall moneymaking standings last year, had no problem playing against a woman and claimed that he thought Sorenstam would end up 20th overall, when she predicted herself to be 28th. Other golf professionals were not so eager to give Sorenstamrepparttar 143252 benefit ofrepparttar 143253 doubt. Vijah Singh actually resigned fromrepparttar 143254 tournament because he felt he could not play with a women. He claimed that Sorenstam simply "did not belong" in a men's tournament.

Nonetheless, having a woman play inrepparttar 143255 PGA, even for a short while, was a huge accomplishment which could potentially paverepparttar 143256 road for future development in women's golf.

James Sampson is a golf enthusiast who has been golfing for 10 years. His career was in computers, but his heart was in golf. Retired, James spends his time on golf courses and as a contributing editor for http://www.golfballs101.com - a site that reviews golf balls.

Home Run Baseball Photography Tips

Written by Andrew Malek

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7) Whenrepparttar opening lineup starts, look atrepparttar 143161 dugout. If you're rooting forrepparttar 143162 home team,repparttar 143163 beginning ofrepparttar 143164 game is a great time to get player photographs as they are running out ontorepparttar 143165 field. If not, take photographs duringrepparttar 143166 middle ofrepparttar 143167 inning. If you don't getrepparttar 143168 perfect photo, delete bad photographs during lull times and try later duringrepparttar 143169 game.

8) To take a picture of a swinging batter that will last a lifetime, dorepparttar 143170 following:

*) Preparation isrepparttar 143171 key. First, beforerepparttar 143172 game, know how to operate your digital camera. Practice focusingrepparttar 143173 camera and quickly deleting unused photos - sometimes you can delete an unwanted photo before it is completely saved torepparttar 143174 camera's memory.

*) Beforerepparttar 143175 pitch, focus your viewfinder onrepparttar 143176 batter's box and try not to cut out any ofrepparttar 143177 batter's body. Zoom in as appropriate, but rememberrepparttar 143178 more you zoom in,repparttar 143179 slowerrepparttar 143180 potential shutter speed needed to take a clear photo.

*) Anticipate shutter lag. Lock your focus beforerepparttar 143181 pitch; this usually is done by pressingrepparttar 143182 shutter button down half-way.

*) Time it... time it... then as soon asrepparttar 143183 ball is about to hitrepparttar 143184 bat, press down fully onrepparttar 143185 shutter button.

*) Ifrepparttar 143186 pitch is a strike orrepparttar 143187 swing is not one to be remembered, cancelrepparttar 143188 save so your picture is not written to memory. This way, you can save room for other photos.

9) Look around for photo opportunities not directly related torepparttar 143189 action. Take a photograph ofrepparttar 143190 grounds crew cleaningrepparttar 143191 bases and rakingrepparttar 143192 dirt between innings. Get a few shots ofrepparttar 143193 crowd. Take a picture ofrepparttar 143194 scoreboard. Look atrepparttar 143195 surrounding area. If you want to rememberrepparttar 143196 full experience of a baseball game years from now, you should take advantage of one ofrepparttar 143197 best features of a digital camera -repparttar 143198 ability to take lots and lots of photographs - and shoot photographs showcasingrepparttar 143199 FULL baseball experience.

10) Take a break duringrepparttar 143200 game! You came torepparttar 143201 baseball game to enjoyrepparttar 143202 spectacle, not just to take pictures, right? Designate a few innings as photo-free time where you just sit back, munch on a hot dog, drink a soda, and soak inrepparttar 143203 environment.

Remember to study your digital camera manual first and practice, practice, practice! Follow these ten tips and you'll be on your way to taking "home run" baseball photographs in no time.

Copyright 2005 Andrew Malek.

Andrew Malek is the owner of the MalekTips computer and technology help site at http://malektips.com/ . Want more great tips on buying and using digital cameras? Visit http://malektips.com/camera/ for more free digital photography advice.

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