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Old April 4th, 2011, 02:01 PM
Michael Nagel Michael Nagel is offline
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Originally Posted by Gina Stephen View Post
I've been looking at the action shots, and they are amazing! I'd love to enter one of these contests in the future. So far all I've gotten in my short photography career is an bit in the angie's list photographer reviews. I'd love to enter something like this and see what I can do with an action shot or a re-touching job. It makes me want to get a better camera and start shooting!

Although good gear will ease taking action shots, it does not replace the essential steps to prepare for an action shooting.
When you are shooting sport - learn the rules of the sport and how it works in general.

As you have to deal inevitably with shutter lag, the three steps to get to good pictures for me are:

Observe - Learn - Anticipate

I am not an expert in action photos, but going through these steps, I usually manage to take something viewable home.

Compact cameras and action is no ontradiction at all.

Best regards,
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