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Photography Tips For Taking Sports Photos Like a Pro

By on December 10, 2012
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These sports photography tips are going to reveal how to take great sports photos from the very start, and as you very well know, great sports moments usually happen within the blink of an eye, so you will need to be ready with the right photography equipment.

This short photography video with “Easy to Learn” tips will prepare you to start taking great sporting pics instantly, and is very well presented by “Professional Photographer Zeke Piestrup”.

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* Fast action shots. You’re going to need a high performance HD camera with a fast shutter speed. A minimum speed of at least 1/1000 of a second will take clear images of people and things in motion.

* Now let’s talk about technique. When trying to get the best shot I like to use the continuous shooting mode, which gives you a burst of shots, increasing your chances of getting that decisive moment. Like when a soccer ball hits the back of the net, or when a football player catches the ball in midair. Also, you want to get close and low if you’re shooting your friend skateboarding. It will make even the smallest of jumps look like massive air.

* This camera captures six images in a fraction of a second and combines them to create an image with incredible detail and reduced subject blur. Try your cameras motion detection setting, as it automatically adjusts ISO sensitivity and increases the shutter speed when movement is detected.

* When you’re photographing athletes in bright light settings, sometimes a hat or a helmet may create a dark shadow over your subject’s face. To reduce shadows, use your camera’s flash. The flash on many cameras though, can wash out the subject. But this camera uses a natural flash to capture color just the way your eyes see it.

* If you’re going to be filming your subjects in low light at the end of the day, make sure your camera has a large image sensor. The larger the sensor, the more light it can take in, and the clearer your pictures will be in darker settings.

* I also like to get some panoramic shots to show the setting in it’s entirety. With the press of a button, this camera automatically links together each frame to produce a high resolution panoramic image.

* Also try recordings some HD video with your camera. This one, here, records crystal clear high def video in full HD 1080 at 60 frames per second. This means you’ll get rad fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HDTV, perfect when you want to play back video of your buddy eating it on his skateboard.

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  1. Administrator

    December 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Go, take a look at what else you’ll learn here:- Digital Photography Guide Introduction Video & discover how to take beautiful photos every time!

  2. jonelebart

    January 7, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Sports Photography is characterized by the using cameras which have a fast shutter speed and great image stabilization so that your images will not come out blurred. The best suited are generally digital SLR’s, but expect to spend a lot more on a good capturing lenses. Our selection of the best cameras for action shots are limited to the DSLR’s which can take pictures at a great speed. By this way one can take a a high resolution fast action shot. how to take great pet photography

  3. SLR Photography Tips

    January 9, 2013 at 8:26 am

    With the regular camera, you only see what the viewing window shows you but this is not the exact image that the camera sees.
    For example, you might see a clear background through the lens but when printed, the background will be blurry
    because the depth of field used for the shot was shallow.
    With a DSLR, what you see through the lens is the blurred background because
    this is how the final picture will be displayed.

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