Taking photos while you're out on the course is a great way to remember your round, share them on every social media platform available and yes, even correct your swing.
But there's more to taking a photo than just pulling out your phone or camera and hitting a button. So we went to Greg Stephens, PGA Professional at Victory Ranch Golf Club in Utah and frequent contributor to our #PGA365 gallery, to get some tips for taking the best photo that will help you analyze your swing.
Using these photos and video can be a great tool to use in conjunction with instruction and even between instruction. Following these steps is a good start to take the right photo -- or video -- of your swing.
Location, location, location
Stephens: The two best places to take photos from is down-the-line (behind the golfer) and face on. These locations give you the best look at swing positions with little distortion. And if you want to get really technical you want the camera to be right around waist high to the subject.
More than a cool shot
Stephens: The GoPro is best for getting fun and different angles but it can be helpful when you place it on the target line in front of the golfer. You get an angle that you could not get holding a camera.
What do you see?
Stephens: A few basics to self diagnose would be looking at pics of your address position, face on as well as DTL (down the line.) Check for a good grip and set up position. Check stance width from the face on view and spine angle and alignment with the DTL view. You can check your finish for good balance from both angles. Also compare your positions to that of a PGA Tour player with a similar body type.
The one advantage you have with video over a photo is that you can see how someone got to a position in the swing.
All about the framing
Stephens: This can certainly be with your phone or tablet, just be sure to get as close to the subject as you can keeping all parts of the golfer including the golf club in the frame.