Most of the time it’s an advantage to have your camera to hand so you can react quickly to get the perfect shot, however there are also times when it is beneficial to put the camera on a tripod and use remote shooting.
Black and white photography is still popular in action photography. Read our tips on the signs to look out for when translating colour imagery into black and white and how to make your images work the best.
A popular way to achieve high quality action shots is to fill the frame with the action, showing the subject close up in detail. this can be achieved with specialist lenses, that allow you to get close up, without being close up. See our tips on capturing the best shot, with the best lens.
Photographing action is all about capturing split second moments. You’ll need to keep up with the game, follow your snowboarding friends or be poised to capture city surfers as they ride the waves. But you won’t need to move quite as fast if you’re prepared.
Shooting great action shots, like urban river surfers, snowboarders or runners, means thinking ahead. Firstly, you’ll need to think about what you want to capture, how fast your subject is moving and where you’ll set up and shoot from.
Capturing motion in photos requires you to make a choice between freezing the action OR allowing creative blur to show the idea of movement in your photos. Canon tutor, Brian Worley, shares his top tips on capturing motion.
Henrik Spranz spends his spare time with his camera in the Austrian countryside. He combines technical skill with creative flair to take outstanding shots that have become extremely popular on the web.
Undoubtedly you will have seen some stunning time-lapse videos of the Milky Way rising in the night sky or traffic rushing through a city scene. In this short video and guide you will learn how to get started with time-lapse photography.
Capturing great portrait photos, especially on the street, can be challenging. We hope these five tips will help you shoot better photos of people – whether they be friends, family or characters you meet on the street.