Most of the time it’s an advantage to have your camera to hand so you can react quickly to get the perfect shot, however there are also times when it is beneficial to put the camera on a tripod and use remote shooting.
Black and white photography is still popular in action photography. Read our tips on the signs to look out for when translating colour imagery into black and white and how to make your images work the best.
A popular way to achieve high quality action shots is to fill the frame with the action, showing the subject close up in detail. this can be achieved with specialist lenses, that allow you to get close up, without being close up. See our tips on capturing the best shot, with the best lens.
Photographing action is all about capturing split second moments. You’ll need to keep up with the game, follow your snowboarding friends or be poised to capture city surfers as they ride the waves. But you won’t need to move quite as fast if you’re prepared.
Henrik Spranz spends his spare time with his camera in the Austrian countryside. He combines technical skill with creative flair to take outstanding shots that have become extremely popular on the web.
Undoubtedly you will have seen some stunning time-lapse videos of the Milky Way rising in the night sky or traffic rushing through a city scene. In this short video and guide you will learn how to get started with time-lapse photography.