A crucial factor for success as a sports photographer is knowing the sport you're shooting. This, Molly says, is the only reliable way to capture those game-changing, split-second moments.
"I'm a football fan. My dad's a football fan. My brother's a football fan," she explains. "Because I've always watched football, I know how the game works. If a player runs down the wing you have to think, 'Will they cross it this way, pass it that way?' You have to be aware of what's happening, know the game and be able to judge what will happen next."
Your camera's fast continuous shooting is great for sport, but it's not needed all the time, Molly says. "Sometimes if a player is running towards me with the ball, I will wait for them to come to me and take the photograph when they begin to fill the frame. I would rather take a shorter sequence with the frame filled than have the player too far away in the shot."
Molly advises that you plan boundaries for every different angle or fixed point you intend to shoot from. This requires a good knowledge of the game and it might take a while to perfect your timing, but you will end up with more considered final images.
"I will only take a photo outside of these boundaries if there may be a goal or important moment," she says.