Action and Sports Photography

Action and Sports Photography

Top Tips to Improve Your Action and Sports Photography With the World Cup in full flow, we thought we would give you a few sporting ideas to help improve your action and sports photography. Motion photography gives you plenty of opportunities to capture dramatic and vivid imagery that will last you a lifetime. Consequently, action and sports photography is the only type of photography that presents heart-pounding action and provides the opportunity of shooting in unique ways. Here at iPhotography™ we will give you plenty of handy hints and tips to help you perfect your shutter speed techniques because you don’t want miss the action during this huge sporting season. When shooting your children’s sports day, football matches or even professional sports such as the Olympics, flash photography is usually frowned upon or in a lot of cases strictly prohibited (this is down to the obvious reasons of causing distractions). Similarly, think back to Tom Daley diving in the 2012 Olympics and the camera flash that put him off and meant he had to dive again. Usually in sporting situations, indoor arenas are well lit with fluorescent lighting, so the area is bright; after all, they want to ensure the audience has the best view possible. On the other hand, outdoor arenas rely on natural light. This is where action and sports photography can become difficult, especially if the sun is glaringly bright or it’s a dull day. You have no control over the elements, so it’s important to understand how to use your ISO and other camera settings. Remember: Before attending events, check whether you are allowed to...
Shutter Speed Simplified

Shutter Speed Simplified

Shutter Speed Simplified When it comes to photography there are two main things that you need to get your head around to really understand how you can manipulate your camera to capture the images you want.  These two key points are Shutter Speed and Aperture. By balancing these two elements together correctly you can create the effect you want, whilst gaining the correct exposure for your images. In this post, though we are going to focus on shutter speed and look at the aperture in a future post. Shutter Speed can be simply explained using these two statements; The lower the number the slower the shutter speed, the slower the shutter speed the more blur the camera will capture. The higher the number the faster the shutter speed. The faster the shutter speed the less blur the camera will capture. Shutter speed is used to control the amount of light entering the camera and also the amount of movement you see within an image. It can be a little tricky to get to grips with but to fully appreciate the effects of the shutter speed, you want to venture out to a place with plenty of people or traffic to have a look for yourself at how it works. The best way to understand how a different shutter speed affects your photos is to pick up your camera and give it a go. However, if you are a little uncomfortable doing this in a public place with lots of people, then you can do the same practice at home, you will just need a willing assistant to walk, run, or ride past you a few times – whilst you play around with your shutter speed....