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Motorsports Photography: Pro tips for epic shots

In Sports Photography by Stanley Harper2 Comments

Shooting motorsports photography can be a fun and enriching experience.  It does not matter if it’s two wheels or four, harnessing the horsepower and the on the edge driving in one frame can grab the eyes of many.  A lot of times though, a photographer can be left guessing on how to get started and how to receive the magical …

10 Tips for Stunning Action Photography

In Sports Photography by Jim Harmer6 Comments

Action Photography Tip #1: Plan ahead! Carefully plan where you will set up.  This is probably the biggest mistake for action photographers.  I can’t tell you how many parents I see on the sidelines shooting their son’s soccer game from the middle of the field.  Since the action will mostly occur near the goal, that is a much better place …

6 Tips to Improve Your Panning Photography

In Landscape/Nature by Jim Harmer2 Comments

Whenever I see movement in a scene, I immediately ask myself whether I want to allow blur of the moving item to show movement, or if I want to freeze the action with a fast shutter speed.  I personally believe that many photographers make the mistake of always freezing motion.  It is certainly easy to freeze the motion in a …

Pre-focus the moment

In Sports Photography by Jim Harmer6 Comments

Please comment below on how I could have improved the title of this post.  It’s an article about pre-focusing your DSLR to capture moments that otherwise couldn’t be captured, but I can’t think of a clever title.  I guess I should just write the article already… There have been several situations where I walked away from a shoot with a …