Posts Tagged "Sports"

Showing motion in your photos

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Techniques, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Showing motion in your photos

The ability to catch and portray movement in a photo is a critical skill to learn, it can help elevate your photography and provide an engaging focal point for the viewer. The skill when learnt can be easily applied to a wide range of photography but becomes an essential component of sports or action type photos. Ranging from kids playing in the backyard through to pro-surfers or motor racing, exciting and engaging photos can be crafted by controlling the way motion is shown. As a photographer you have a number of options open to you when it comes to showing how things are moving within your photo’s frame and your camera settings become critical to achieving the desired...

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One of My favourite images – Flying Free

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Favourite Image | 0 comments

One of My favourite images – Flying Free

I have been a mad keen surfing photographer for quite a few years now. I am attracted to this type of photography for the fast paced action and the chance to capture something different every time I go out. The other thing that draws to this type of photography is reliving my youth when surfing was one of favorite past-times. The image Flying Free captures the moment that a surfer is exiting the wave by launching himself over the top. I enjoy this photo because shows the wild abandon with which the surfer is enjoying his sport, you great a strong impression of the movement on power involved in the sport through the height that he has obtained over the wave. The fact...

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How To Use The Panning Technique

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Techniques | 2 comments

How To Use The Panning Technique

Panning is a great technique to add to your personal repertoire of photography skills.  If you would like to add more dynamics to your action shots, then read on…     Panning is a technique where you move your camera in syncronization with a moving subject.  The basic idea is to try to freeze the subject but get motion blur in the background.  Panning can add great impact to Action or Sports images, the trick is to get the subject in sharp focus.  For most other types of photos, you would hold the camera very still and use fast shutter speeds to capture fast moving subjects, but with panning, you deliberately move the camera to match the speed and...

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Location Guide – Snapper Rocks QLD

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Location Guides | 0 comments

Location Guide – Snapper Rocks QLD

One of the last beaches in QLD before crossing the NSW border, Rainbow bay or more commonly Snapper Rocks is one of the prime surfing locations in Australia. Indeed it regularly holds the Quicksilver pro international competition. This is my all time favorite locations to do surfing photography. The main reason is the access to the surfers, typically when trying to photography surfers you require the longest lens possible; mostly something 400mm or longer is required to make the surfer something other than a small dot in the frame. The layout of the beach at this location enables the photographer to get much closer to the action and I have found that a 100-300mm focal...

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Sports/Action Photography

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Techniques | 0 comments

Sports/Action Photography

I love shooting sports and action.  Photography is all about capturing a moment in time, and in a lot of cases, you may have a lot of time at your disposal to get the shot.  But with Sports and Action, you often only have a fraction of a second to capture the action in front of you, and if you miss the shot…there is a high chance that you won’t get the opportunity again.  Capturing great sports photos is challenging and can also depend on a lot of luck, like being in the right place at the right time, but with the right preparation, you can give yourself the best chances of maximising your success rate.  Like any photography, preparation is crucial.Shutter...

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