Action Photography How Tos
I love to take pictures of my daughter Elizabeth in action. Photos are great keepsakes and help remind us of the fun we had and the lessons learned from sports. I also do action photography so that I can contribute images of every player on the team to the montages used at the season end party.
If you like to take action photos but end up with blurry, “too late” shots, here are a few tips and links to other articles that may help.
Enjoying sports through a camera lens brings a whole new view to the game. I hope this information helps you get your action shots to the next level.
Low-tech tips everyone can use:
- Use a camera with a fast shutter speed.
- Make sure you have enough light. If it’s cloudy, adjust the settings on the camera so that your exposure is right.
- Do a test during warm-ups. This way you can check all settings so that when the game is on you are ready.
- Take a series of shots in rapid succession to capture the flow of the action. Everyone loves to see the progression of the action and you may have one shot in the mix that you will pull out for a stand-alone portrait.
- Try different angles and perspectives to keep the shots interesting.
- Make a goal of improving throughout the sesason by reading articles and speaking with fellow shutterbugs.
Here are a few articles to get you started and keep you interested.
My final tip: don’t forget to put the camera down from time to time and watch with your own eyes!