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Samuel Hoffman - The Journal Gazette
Andy Shim hits out of the sand on #2 Wednesday in round 2 of the Junior PGA championship at Sycamore Hills.

Bad Golf Shots Make Good Photos

Camera: NIKON D2Hs

Shutter: 1/1000 s

Aperture: f/4

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 320

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 300 mm

White Balance: Manual

Shooter's Comments: The best golf photos come from the worst golf shots and to get two sand trap photos on the same hole back-to-back was just lucky.

- Samuel Hoffman, Photojournalist

Editor's Note: There are rules about when you can shoot in golf - and unwritten rules about where you should stand if you don't want to be in danger. Sand traps are great for photographers, but bad for golfers, because they force chip shots. Since the ball is moving more slowly, it's easier for a photographer to get one picture where it's possible to see the golfer's face, ball, and club all in one.

If you like pictures of golf, check out the photo gallery Sam made.

- Lara Neel, Visual Editor

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