“Action Photography”

 action - Nikki

When photographing action, try using a high shutter speed- 1/250 second or higher.  This will automatically mean that you will be using a lower f-stop and less depth of field.  If you are hand-holding your camera, your background will probably be “soft and slightly out of focus” to highlight your subject.  However, it depends on how much “light” you have as you are photographing.  This action shot of Nikki was taken during a very bright day with lots of white snow at 1/2,000 second shutter speed.  However, the entire scene looks fairly crisp.  Enjoy!


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“Pattern and Flow”


Nikki sleeping

Here is a wonderful composition captured with my Nikki.  Notice her curled position and the sharp focus (and inclusion) of one eye.  Soft and sharp, pattern and flow, comfort and joy.  These are all captured by using Nikki’s sleeping position as a tight composition and capturing Nikki’s eye while still open before she fell asleep.  Hopefully, this photograph will inspire you to perceive sleeping positions as composition opportunities when photographing animals – and, especially children.  Good luck!


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