Not many sports offer so much excitement in so little time. Taking rodeo photos requires an intense amount of focus and awareness. Just think about it. While you’re at a pro rodeo as a photographer your job is to capture the moment. Doing so requires you to get as close to the action as possible and that’s where the fun begins.
As a pro rodeo photographer taking photos of rodeo cowboys is often an intense experience. There is a lot of time where everything seems still, that’s the calm before the storm. Everyone understands and appreciates what the bull and horse can do. Once the gate is opened the 8 second ride (if they’re lucky) seems to last for hours and is full of tons of action. As a photographer you must balance your desire to capture the perfect shot to keeping yourself safe. Check out my article on photo tips for rodeo photographers.