Action Photography

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Quick trick for when there just isn’t enough light to get your photograph


Raw files are good for a lot of reasons, and one of the most useful is allowing you to make full use of your camera’s dynamic range after you take the shot. One place where this comes in handy is when you’re on the edge of having enough light to make an image. Perhaps you don’t have a tripod and your shutter speed is creeping down into motion blur territory, or you’re shooting in the near dark and already have your ISO up as high as you want to go. Read more »

New Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 HSM Review Compared with Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 AF-S Lens

The Sigma 70-200 performs well at any aperture making it possible to take images in low light at a distance like this one of the awards podium at a First LEGO League competition held at Google's headquarters.For action photography no lens gets more work than the venerable 70-200mm f/2.8. With the addition of built-in focus motors over the last decade (called USM by Canon, AF-S by Nikon and HSM by Sigma) as well as support for Teleconverters for extra reach it is a great "go-to" lens for action indoors and out. Show up with one at your kid's soccer game or swim meet and you're guaranteed to get jealous looks and more than a couple questions. And of course you'll get plenty of images that others with their slower kit lenses will miss out on….

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Photographing Kid’s Sports – Some Handy Tips

Starting with trying to capture your child’s first steps creating great images of kids in action is a lifelong and challenging task. Children’s sports are heavily photographed by parents, but usually without much success. In this article we’ll give you some tips on how to get the best images you can at sporting events…

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Repetition Leads to Success in Action Photography

It’s easy when photographing or viewing wildlife to want to see “the next species” or “something different.” But many and maybe most great wildlife photographs are the result not just of careful planning and competent execution, but also of repeating the process enough times until everything clicks. Adam Felde and I were in the raptor blind at the Martin’s Javelina Refuge on my Rio Grande Valley Photo Safari last week when exactly that happened for us.