action Tag

Tip of the Day – Increase your chances

At this country field location, I found the long grass made getting a clear shot very difficult when shooting action. I was able to tweak my camera’s tracking settings a little to help (not all...

Tip of the Day – Lens check

Do you shoot in or around water a lot?⠀ ⠀ I love shooting action shots in water, but it does come with a unique hazard!⠀ ⠀ A lens hood will help to protect your lens to a certain extent,...

Tip of the Day – Shutter speed minimum

When photographing dogs in action, a fast shutter speed is absolutely essential to capture the movement sharply. But exactly how fast does it need to be? How fast is fast enough?⠀ ⠀ As a general rule, when...

Tip of the Day – Contrast for focus

Do you struggle to capture sharp action shots? Do you find your camera struggles to lock focus, and when it does, it gets “left behind” when the dog is running fast? Well, the issue just...

Tip of the Day – Portrait format action

Do you always shoot “run to me” action shots like this in landscape format? I certainly do! But when you want to include something in the background that doesn’t fit into the regular view, why...

Tip of the Day – Backlight Balance

This week we’re celebrating the release of RealShoots Episode 4 - Elli & Freya in the Forest - I’ll be sharing daily tips from the session.⠀ ⠀ When shooting action with backlight, it’s really important to remember...

Tip of the Day – Slow action

This week - your Elements of Composition series is taking a short hiatus - instead we’re celebrating the launch of Episode 3 of RealShoots! Keep an eye out for the big announcement tomorrow when...

Tip of the Day – Distracted action

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re celebrating the launch of RealShoots Episode 2: Bandit at the Park!⠀ ⠀ So guess what guys - exciting news! This time tomorrow, RealShoots Episode 2 will be available! I’ve...

Tip of the Day – Hidden twilight tones

Twilight shots can look fairly dull in a raw file, lacking the colour and vibrance you experience in person. Those beautiful pink and purple pastel tones are all there hidden in the RAW file data...

Tip of the Day – Contrast for action

Camera auto focus and tracking systems work by locking focus on areas of contrast in an image. Hard light, such as full sun, creates the most contrast. Shooting in the late afternoon with the sun...

Tip of the Day – Practice!

10 of 10 in the series 10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs ⠀ Today is the last post in the series! Next week, I’ll be sharing some images and insight from the very first...

Tip of the Day – Re-create the action

9 of 10 in the series “10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs”⠀ ⠀ 9. Re-create the action⠀ ⠀ Anything that involves rapid motion and direction changes can be tricky to capture, but there are ways of...

Tip of the Day – Shoot continuously

8 of 10 in the series “10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs”⠀ ⠀ By popular demand, we’re focusing on action photography for the next two weeks! I’ll be sharing bite-sized tips and multiple image...

Tip of the Day – Focus!

7 of 10 in the series “10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs”⠀ ⠀ 7. Focus!⠀ ⠀ Obtaining sharp focus in action shots is possibly the most important aspect of them all – and the hardest!⠀ ⠀ Depending on...

Tip of the Day – Be steady and stable

6 of 10 in the series “10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs” ⠀ 6. Be steady and stable⠀ ⠀ It may seem obvious or even trivial, but this is such an important step! Holding the camera...

Tip of the Day – Choose the right lens⠀

5 of 10 in the series “10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs”⠀ ⠀ 5. Choose the right lens⠀ ⠀ Dogs in action are usually easiest to follow from a distance, using a long lens, preferably a...

Tip of the Day – Get down low

4 of 10 in the series 10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs ⠀ 4. Get down low⠀ ⠀ This is important for all aspects of pet photography, but especially for action. Shooting at dog level gives...

Tip of the Day – Use a fast shutter speed⠀

3 of 10 in the series 10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs ⠀ 3. Use a fast shutter speed ⠀ The number one reason that people end up with blurry images when taking action photos is...

Tip of the Day – Pay attention to the light

2 of 10 in the series 10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs ⠀ 2. Pay attention to the light⠀ ⠀ Plentiful light is a crucial ingredient in creating sharp, in-focus action photos. Why? Because lots of...

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