Stop Action Photography
Stop Action Photography For Memorable Effect
Stop action photography is a great way to add excitement and interest to your memory books. The thrill of the action coupled with the pleasure of capturing memorable events makes this technique one you’ll want to master. Whether it’s a motocross event as is shown in the video below, or if it’s the hometown football team, the memories will be stored forever with all the action in tact.
Learn photography tips from professional photographer Karl Taylor as he instructs us the use of film and shutter speed as well as where to position yourself at an event where fast action will be taking place. He talks about the different cameras and lenses to be used and the pros and cons of each. Watch his technique for capturing the coveted shots as the action is blazing past him.
I found very interesting his comments on creating the blur of the subject matter to capture the movement to avoid the look of stagnation. He uses two cameras, one for panning, the other for tighter shots. The shutter speed of 1/30th to 1/40th of a second was determined to be optimum for capturing the motorcycle speed when he was using the camera with a wide angle lens. He talks about using the shutter priority setting on the digital camera that will allow you to optimize the shutter speed giving you consistency with your shots and greater freedom to move about and capture more action photos.
You can see more of Karl Taylor’s work and learn more about him at Karl Taylor Photography
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