Golfers putting on the green give photographers a different range of options.
Here you have a real opportunity to get reasonably close to the subject and
the speed of the ball has slowed down to the point where it can be captured.
Our guess is this player made this putt. We can't imagine that the ball is
going to stop on the lip of the cup. The visual elements in the photo are
simple - the green, the pin and hole, and the golfer. In addition, there's the
background and the lighting. Try to pick your best location and settle into your
spot before the golfer starts to line up the putt so you won't distract the player.
In this photo we don't mind that the photographer's face is in shadow, nor does the
golf bag behind the pin bother us. It's an action photo and the course scenery
behind the player adds to the story.