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Readers Photo Challenge: Good sports

Sports photography is hard. The first thing one has to do is to master timing. Knowing when to press the shutter button is no minor thing and, like the sports themselves, takes practice, practice, practice to learn. All that is hard enough, but on top of that one also has to consider other sound photographic […]

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The sporting life

The next Readers Photo Challenge assignment is sports. This is the time of year where there are a plethora of sporting events being played in one form or another. Your photos can be of an organized sports event or it could be of a friend or family member playing table tennis, or swimming or out […]

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Seconding the motion

The subject of this month’s Readers Photo Challenge assignment was “Motion.” Motion can be a tricky thing in photos. Often people will think their pictures are out of focus but in reality they’re blurry because of the movement of the subjects and the use of too slow of a shutter speed. The results are similar […]

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Readers Photo Challenge: Putting things in motion

  The latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment is: Motion. I have a friend who’s always complaining that he can’t get a good action shot of his daughter playing on her high school volleyball and basketball teams. Conveying movement in a photo can be problematic for those not practiced in shooting it. There are two main […]

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Bam! Pow! Biff! Zowie!

In the comic books when the hero throws a punch and sends the villain reeling, there’s usually an impact explosion often accompanied by a visual sound effect (something along the lines of Bam! Pow! Biff! or Zowie!). It adds some excitement and enhances the action of the scene. In real life, it’s just not that […]

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Portraits or action

> The high school football season is upon us, and I’ve been shooting photos of some individual players for the upcoming previews of the season. I’ve alternated shooting action shots of some of them and portraits of others. The action photos show what the athletes can do. Their ablilties and athleticsm, their strength and speed, […]

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