Since I received my beautiful new camera for Christmas I have been very excited to try and master all the hidden bells and whistles at my fingertips. A new world of adventure.
Initially I was excited to take Caleb out to the airport to watch the planes and take pics of him running back and forth with excitement. Well the weather did not cooperate. Then I was planning on going to the Krispy Kreme Race to watch and take action shots of Joe, Erica, and Tim as the flew by to the finish line. Well I ended up sick and could not go. (Joe and Erica's photo from last years race...)
I felt stifled...what to do? Caleb, Steph, and Josh were over last Sunday and the weather was chilly but nice so why not go out to the garden and then to the park to try a few shots?
I had been doing a bit of reading on action shots in my new favorite photo magazine that I get on line. It is called Photography for Beginners, a magazine out of the UK. Great magazine! I could not afford the cover price of over $100.00 so I get it on my desk top through Zinio for a little over $30. Great deal.
This will not be an in depth lesson. Just a beginners first attempt. From Volume 22 of Photography for Beginners I learned that for action shots you need to compose your shot ahead of time, have a fast shutter speed (around 1/500) and use continuous focus with tracking if you have it. They also suggested using sports mode.