Shooting Action Photos
I am not a sports or action Photographer, normally, but this weekend there was a conference and exhibition of Eco-tourism and Extreme Sports Tourism by my friends at FEDEX TURS.
To get images that I would be happy with required thinking, planning and preparation. There would be no time to make adjustments once the action started.
First up was white water rafting.
For this shot, I thought about what the line of the raft would be through the water, where the sun was and what might make a good back ground. I wanted a view that showed the action from a low level…which meant getting down to the river. Then I waited for the raft. One chance.I used a high shutter speed, medium depth of field and auto focus.
Next up was bike jumping.
I set-up so that I was shooting up ( I was sitting on the ground) I knew that, because of the speed the subject would be moving, that auto focus would not work effectively and I would miss shots. What I did was pre set my focus, which allowed me to concentrate on the framing of the shot.
So what do you think? Did create good images?
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