Great action shots can be the most rewarding photography there is—be it the goal at a soccer game, a surfer on the crest of a wave, or a galloping horse. Shooting action is also very difficult. It puts more demands than ever on your shooting skills and equipment. This chapter will help you get the best action shots with your digital camera.
The Zen of Shooting Action
Optimal Digital Camera Settings for Speed
An Ideal Digital Camera for Action Shots
Panning for Action
Composition and Motion
Capturing the Decisive Moment
Focus on Reaction
The faster an object moves, the more challenging it becomes to capture the decisive moment. Take a look at the surfer shown in Figure 5.1.
Figure 5.1. This ...