Re: Ideas for identifying pictures - swim meets and other events
I have shot several swim meets. Depending on the timers and clock operators you only have about 30 seconds to 1 minute between races. What I do is keep track of the event #s and heat #s. Have a pad of paper ready with all the Event and Heat #s writen on it. Just take a quick photo of it. Create folders for each of the Events and heats if you like. Just drag those photos into their folders while you are editing.
The real challenge in shooting a swim meet is trying to get all the swimmers for each race. As the kids get older, they swim a lot faster. Usually the older swimmers dont want photos anyway. Larry, I do understand what you are tryoing to do, but while you are shooting from lane to lane to lane, you really dont have time to take your eye off of the camera. Unless you are shooting 7-8 year olds. Once they get to 10 an older you time to shoot is much less. Especially shooting breast and fly. I dont shoot swim meets any more, except for my daughter HS team. Its just not worth it. The best thing to do is to pre-sell and only shoot those kids. Again it will depend on the age and speed as to how many kids you can get quality photos of in each race.
You will get great shots with a 300, I mean great shots. Remember to shoot at a higher ISO and shoot minimum 1/2000 sec. The "boiling" water is pretty cool. Check out my photo on front page of my site. ActionPhotos.net
They do make great portfolio images.