Monday, October 29, 2012
The beauty of action is it can be captured in many ways
The beauty of action is it can be captured in many ways. It can be graceful and show lots of fluidity when slow shutter speeds are used or it can arrest the motion when fast ones are utilized. The first shows implied motion and the other freezes it. Each has its own virtues and required means of capturing the effect. Both make stunning images when properly handled. Incorporate both into your photographic repertoire to make you a more diverse photographer.
Fast shutter speeds are attainable under given conditions. First of all, you need a lot of light. Next, higher ISO's are used. Finally, fast lenses are a great asset. If you have all three working for you, you're ahead of the game. If the lighting conditions or your equipment won't allow you to get a fast enough shutter speed, bump up the ISO but know that digital noise will appear. As digital cameras advance, so does the quality of the image when higher ISO's are used. Another trick is to wait until the action reaches its apex or stalling point. The momentary pause allows you to shoot at a slower speed and still stop the action.
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