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Photographer: Quinn Rooney
Photographing a motorcycle race isn’t easy and requires a special expertise. Split-second moments and various technical photographing conditions become hindering factors for the photographers. Here are 9 tips to better photograph a motorcycle race event. These tips can also be applied to other sports events that involve high speeds. I hope they’ll be useful:
1. Camera mode
To simplify use when shooting, set the camera to the Aperture Priority mode (AV on Canons and A on Nikons). Set it at the widest aperture (indicated by the smallest number), with a medium ISO setting (such as ISO 400). This is to ensure a fast enough shutter speed to capture the racers’ movement, minimalizing blurs.
2. Servo focus
Usually, there are several auto mode focus options on a DSLR camera. On Canons, for example, there are 3 auto focus modes consisting of AI Shot, One Shot, and AI servo. If you are photographing objects in constant movement, motorcycle racers in this case, it’s highly advisable that you use the AI-Servo mode (AF-C on Nikons). The AI-Servo/AF-C is an auto focus mode where the DSLR will constantly track the movement of the object as long as the shutter button is pressed halfway. Read the rest of this entry » .
Some people think that a photography business is a business based on capital, easily calculated by the total assets owned by the photographer, and expensive when it comes to studio and professional photography equipment. But now that paradigm has shifted, the digital age has carried with it a great change in the development of photography. You now don’t need to own an expensive camera and a studio for developing your film, or even a shop to sell your services.
In general, a photographer is a person that makes a career out of providing photography services. This usually comes in the process of: meeting with the client, photography session, printing, result transactions, and then getting paid for the services provided. But now the scope has widened.
Before starting a photography business, you need to establish a target market segment. Who are your potential consumers? You need to first assess the level of skill you have; because the higher your photography skills, the higher the chance of reaping greater financial rewards.
After establishing your skill level, you can then compile a portfolio. A portfolio is a collection of your personal work. A portfolio may consist of portraits, fashion photographs, photojournalism, still life, and other types of photography that define you as a photographer and your target audience. A portfolio can be printed and compiled into an album, or you can post them up in various social media site on the internet.
Then, start promoting. You can start promoting your services by giving out free photography services or by only being reimbursed for production fees just to get your name out there and to prove yourself. Because once you’ve got fans, mouth to mouth marketing is the most effective and efficient form of promotion.
What are the opportunities available in the business of photography? The following are several opportunities you can pursue in the photography business: Read the rest of this entry » .
Sensors allow DSLR cameras to capture light and produce the digital image. It is, in short, the heart of a DSLR camera. Because they are charged, they have a strong tendency to attract dust particles. Properly keeping the lens cap on when the camera is not in use would usually be enough to protect the sensor from dirt. Of course situations may still arise that can dirty up the sensor and this would necessitate opening the camera and cleaning the component.
These notes on cleaning your digital camera are for your reference only. If you choose to clean your own digital camera, you do it at your own risk. Much is written about how to clean your camera’s sensors and everyone has their own opinion and methods that work best for them. The information I am supplying reflect the way I work in which you can use to do further research to make your own sensor cleaning decisions. Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes we can get so caught up with the grand scale of things that we tend to miss the smaller finer things that also make great photographs. If you need a break from taking photos of pristine beaches, snow-capped mountains or tall buildings, it’s time for you to look at objects closer, much closer. Read the rest of this entry ».
Zooming is a photography technique that gives the impression of motion in the pictures by changing the focal length of the lens.
Adjustments of focal lengths can only be done in zoom lenses. The zoom lens is a lens that has a range of adjustable focal lengths; such as the 18-55 mm, 16-35 mm, and 70-200 mm.
To achieve the impression of motion, you have to use a shutter speed of 1/30 seconds or less. High shutter speeds will result in a freezed photograph.
If your hands aren’t stable enough in holding the camera, use a tripod to get maximum results.
Here are the steps to applying the zooming technique:
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Shutter Count is the threshold of how long a camera can be used (how many times the shutter can be triggered). Each type of camera usually have different shutter count limits. For instance, a pro-series camera an average of 500K shutter counts. Entry levels has an average of 300K.
If you’re a DSLR camera user, there’s a simple and quick tip to protect your lens and camera, especially when you’re using a telephoto lens attached to your camera body. Do pay attention to the way you carry your camera on your shoulder. Pay close attention to the two images below and note the difference […]
Photographing a subject that’s inside an aquarium, such as fish, can be difficult. Limited lighting and the ever-moving fish are challenges you’d have to face when trying to photograph. The following are a few tips for producing a successful photograph: 1. Determine the correct exposure and white balance Our cameras usually choose an exposure that’s […]
This is a fierce battle between two middle class DSLRs for this year. Nikon’s D7000 (D90’s successor) goes against Canon’s EOS 60D (somewhat of 50D’s successor, though in some aspects, the real 50D successor is the 7D). Although for starters I will that they are equally good, of course the features may differ slightly. Read […]
Here’s a brief history of Canon Cameras. Released by Canon themselves, this video explain the evolution of their monolog SLR to their Digital SLR. This video showcases Canon’s revolution in technology and how they’ve applied it in various products. It explains their breakthroughs in technology and how it bettered enriched and further ease the photography […]
Do not blindly rely on a memory card based on its brand. I’ve once bought a highly recommended memory cards, and it broke two years after. The brands usually brag on its long life, but it’s better to focus on brands with convenient after-sale service from the memory card’s seller or producer because memory cards […]
There are 11 modes of shooting on a Nikon Entry Level camera (D70s, D80, D90..etc). They are: M = Fully Manual Mode In this mode, the settings of the camera are fully manual (shutter speeds, aperture, ISO, etc). Most suitable for indoor studio photography, this setting can also be used outdoors. However, due to frequently […]