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 » .
Related Photography Ideas for racing photography equipment at OneSlidePhotography.com
Natsumi Hayashi often creates unique photographs featuring herself levitating in some way. This female Japanese photographer in Tokyo appears as if she’s airborne with such ease. Yet according to Hayashi, to create one of these photographs, she was willing to jump more than a hundred times to get that perfect photograph. Such a grueling, tiring […]
Here are some guidelines that can assist you in developing your photography skills. Always Carry Your Camera Everywhere The main reason being that you can miss those great photographic opportunities because you don’t have you camera with you. Make it a habit of carrying your camera with you everywhere you go because you never know […]
“The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.” —Robert Doisneau, French photographer, (1912-1994) Robert Doisneau was a French photographer born on April 14, 1912 in Gentilly, Val-de-Marne. He was a photojournalistic photographer; focusing most of his life’s work recording the eccentricities of daily […]
There come times when we are asked to photograph friends and passersby, and they may have a distinct “unflattering” features about them (this may be in the form of a flat nose, chubby cheeks, oversized ears, and so on). We may be doing them a favor and may even make their day if we shoot […]
Noise, or a set of spots or visible pixels on photographs, often annoys many of us because it lowers the image quality. Before we discuss the remedies to fixing noise, we need to get a better understanding of the cause of these spots on our photos.
If a camera digital which is not designed to be water-resistant fell into the sea, what could possibly happen? The hugest possibility is the images saved inside the camera would be damaged. Maybe that’s exactly what Paul Burgoyne thought when his camera (Panasonic Lumix) was drowning to the sea, together with the ship he was […]
All types of lens available in the market feature a point where if we move closer to the object of the photo, the lens cannot focus (blurred). Commonly, this point is called Minimum Focusing Distance (MFD). It is indicated in length (for example 0, 5 m) measured from the distance of sensor in camera to […]