Best camera settings for freezing action

Capturing the peak of the action when you’re shooting fast-moving subjects takes skill, timing and concentration, so you need to be sure that your settings are right before you start.

Things you can pre-set

When you’re freezing moving subjects you need to be in control of your camera’s shutter speed, so start by selecting shutter-priority mode. Then set a fast shutter speed such as 1/1000 sec, although you may need to alter this, depending on the speed of the subject.

To enable you to use a fast shutter speed you’ll also need to set a high ISO in all but the brightest of lighting conditions. The precise setting will depend on the amount of light, but try ISO 800 as a starting point.

Posted by JAshley on Sun, 2015–08–02 10:35
Categories: Tutorials
Tags: cameraSettingsFreezeactionAugust 2015

Vote for the Best Video Photograph in CCC#61: Lights, Camera, Action!

The entries are in, and now it’s time to vote. In our first Contest Corner Challenge since 2008, photographers were challenged to “capture video in a photograph.” Seventeen photographers stepped up to the plate.

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Mon, 2009–03–30 14:19
Tags: photographyvotingcontestcontest corner challengelightsvideocccccc61cameraaction

Contest Corner Challenge #61 (Finally) Announced

A couple of days ago we announced some of the changes to the Contest Corner Challenges for this year. Yesterday, we announced the first Contest Corner Challenge of 2009 with CCC#61: Lights, Camera, Action!

Posted by Tim L. Walker on Wed, 2009–03–11 00:43
Tags: contest corner challengelightsvideomarchccc2009ccc61cameraaction
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