Tips on Taking Pictures on The Golf Course

Taking pictures on a golf course is different from other settings.

One of the golf photography books that might help you learn the art. Image from Amazon.com
One of the golf photography books that might help you learn the art. Image from Amazon.com
  • One of the golf photography books that might help you learn the art. Image from Amazon.com
    One of the golf photography books that might help you learn the art. Image from Amazon.com
    One of the golf photography books that might help you learn the art. Image from Amazon.com
    One of the golf photography books that might help you learn the art. Image from Amazon.com

Wonderful memories will certainly fill your Arizona golf vacation. There is no better way to preserve those memories than by capturing them in pictures. Taking pictures on a golf course is different from other settings. Golf is a game that requires intense concentration and disturbing the silence with a shutter click would make you the most unpopular person on the course. Besides following proper etiquette, you have to make sure that you can fully take advantage of the picturesque vista of a Green Valley golf course like Canoa Ranch.

Here are some tips to help you create fantastic Arizona golf vacation pictures:

  • Dramatic views will certainly make you grab your camera and shoot away. A Green Valley golf course offers plenty of such views, so make sure that you packed enough batteries and memory cards.
  • Get creative when composing your shots. Change the elevation of your view for a more interesting angle. Add depth to your shots or shoot wide to fully capture the rolling hills of the Green Valley golf course. Experiment with your shots so you can figure out what works and what doesn't.
  • When shooting golfers in action, do everything you can to keep out of the way. Even if you are taking pictures of your friends, keep a respectable distance and minimize the noise when you take a picture. Move if you are asked to. Stay out of the player's line. Not only is it very distracting, but it might be dangerous for you.
  • Avoid taking a picture of a golfer doing a backswing. A backswing is a very crucial part of the golf swing and the golfer will surely raise a fit if you distract him during this part. But a backswing photo is also one of the money shots in golf photography. Take a backswing photo only if you can get away with it.
  • There are more interesting scenes in the golf course apart from a golfer taking a shot. Keep your eyes open for fun and amusing moments happening on the Green Valley golf course.


Photos from your Arizona golf vacation can be great keepsakes for you and your friends. They will even entice more of your friends to join you next time. Be sure to check out the vacation packages from Canoa Ranch so you can have an affordable and photo-worthy Arizona golf vacation.