Photographing sports and action is all about speed. Discover how to set up your camera to capture sharp, detailed photos full of excitement and drama.
Action and sports photography is challenging but very exciting. The key to getting good pictures is to set your camera up properly before the event begins, so that when things kick off you can forget about your settings and focus on the action.
The following camera settings are an excellent place to start. They work well in all situations and will help you get sharp, detailed photos with plenty of atmosphere and interest.
Exposure is controlled by shutter speed, aperture, and ISO speed. “Stops” let you directly compare and swap these to produce the image you want.
In photography, a “stop” is a widely misunderstood concept, feared by many because it sounds so complicated. However, it’s actually very simple:
A stop is a doubling or halving of the amount of light let in when taking a photo.
For example, if you hear a photographer say he’s going to increase his exposure by 1 stop, he simply means he’s going to capture twice as much light as on the previous shot. Read More