My brother invited me to take pictures of his inline hockey game today. This was a new challenge for my amateur photography .. pictures in motion. I figured this was the right time to tiptoe over to that S on the dial – shutter priority. I did some reading beforehand and discovered 2 different methods for action shots: panning and freezing motion. I was weary when I headed out, but I think I got some good shots.
Panning is a technique where you move the camera parallel to, and at the same speed as, the action. This calls for a slow shutter speed.
Freezing motion is just that, no definition needed here. This calls for a fast shutter speed.
My buddy Brooks lent me his fisheye lens earlier this week. While I discovered there are challenges to using this lens- no zoom, oh, and make sure your finger isn’t in the shot – I still want one. Such a cool effect! And just realized I left the settings on shutter priority .. whoops!