Originally Posted by night86mareJudging from his photos, he's obviously the "best" events photographer in CS...Originally Posted by Leong23
and his skills extend to landscapes too, taking night cityscapes without tripod... amazing. I really salute him
pardon me for my ignorance about sports photography, but I did actually think that photographers found a suitable spot in the press box and just camped there.
I mean... I see the huge telephoto lenses and think to myself "how do you move around during the game/match?"
i've seen that photo... hahaha that's a lot of gear.
Well, I meant maybe those photogs you see at football matches, spread out around the pitch. I can't imagine they'd be moving around at all.
 Moving with huge telephotos isn't difficult. Take golf for example, that involves the same if not more kit than football, and it involves moving, a lot. At an estimation, about a round and a half of distance (27 holes) but this could be more or less depending on how lazy or proactive you are, and more importantly how the day is shaping up.
 You are right in that we rarely move for football. Penalties are one of the exceptions, and at half time. This is quite different from an affirmation of this "find a good spot and stay there" advice however. After all, how *do* you identify a good spot in football? That depends totally on what happens on the pitch, and as I pointed out in that thread, if you know that, then you should be at the bookmakers on the way and wouldn't have to take photos for a living. You can be at your "best" spot, and everything can happen at the other end of the pitch and you'll get sod all good.
Note also I did bring up advice not to chase the game, which is generally largely true because it more often than not bring more harm than good. So if you're plonked and a goal goes in at the other end, don't move. I wouldn't move if it was 2-0 either (due to a variety of reasons I won't go into here, but this is where experience comes in), and only very very occasionally if it was 3-0 or more. The one exception is if there is a story and it goes from being 2-0 to 2-1 and you'd be at the wrong end of the pitch for a potential equaliser, taking into account whether there is a long time to go in the game or not.
This is totally not the same thing as, if you find a good spot stay there. And in many other sports where the action follows a more predictable pattern, the advice could be, if a spot's not working, move. Which again, is very different from find a good spot and stay there. Also, get your shots, and then move and get something different.