The Fast And Furious Way To Shoot Sports


Every summer, Boston comes out to play. Shut-ins seep into the streets, the city's parks brim with ballers, and the town's unmarked vans are painted purple with anti-New York graffiti. It was this annual migration that Taylor Davidson — one of Gizmodo's Intel-Inspired Ultrabook™ Shooting Challenge photographers — sought to shoot. So he decided to hit the parks and fields that gave rise to Beantown's legendary sports culture.

No matter what you see on TV, you don't need a Hubble-grade telephoto lens to shoot from the sidelines. The best camera is the one you have on you, and the best shots are often unexpected. So Taylor ditched the dSLR in favor of the kind of cameraphone and point-and-shoot that you can park in your pocket. This allowed him to travel light, and to get closer to the action than he ever could with a more restrictive rig.

Of course, Taylor couldn't really travel light if he had to lug along a monstrous machine. His Intel-Inspired Ultrabook was light enough to basically be an afterthought, and its triathlon-tier battery life meant he could immediately offload and upload his shots from plug-free parks.


For more info on Taylor's Boston adventure, and for tips on how to take pro-quality pics using amateur-grade equipment, head over to our sports-obsessed brother Deadspin on September 4. Taylor will be stopping by the comments to answer anything, and to show off more shots from his Boston adventure.

Seth Porges is a New York-based writer, editor, on-air commentator, and entrepreneur.

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