ASSIGNMENT ONE: Our first assignment was to take a "Frozen Action" photo with the shutter speed around 1/1000. Here we have Lauren jumping on the trampoline. She loves it when I take photos of her jumping and doing all the fancy tricks she knows how to do on the trampoline. Usually my tramp photos are blurry, but today I was able to get crystal clear photos (thanks Brooke). I took several and decided to post this one.
Well one thing I did this week after learning about action from Brooke was sit at the computer and go through many of the action photos I have taken the last couple of years(yes there are millions). I could see what I did wrong with each photos as I reviewed the aperture, shutter speed and ISO readings of each photo. I was totally having a "light bulb went on moment" as I reviewed some photos. However, I am proud to say there was a few by sure luck that I had done correctly so I want to quickly share them with you.
Taken last spring. You may want to click on the photo to enlarge, but I was able to capture Brandon batting and was able to cature Brandon, the bat and the baseball in the photo.
Taken this summer. Lauren playing in the sprinklers. Loved how I was able to capture her flipping her hair as she came up out of the sprinklers.
ASSIGNMENT TWO: Next assignment was to photograph something that "Implies Motion" Here I had Brandon, Lauren and the dogs run towards me. I set the shutter speed at 1/125, metered the camera and took the photo. I think the photo is a little washed out. I forgot to adjust my ISO speed. Brooke taking the ISO to 100 probably would have been a much better photo right?
Same thing here. I like the motion is shows other than I almost cut her head off. So once again forgot all about lowering the ISO.
This photo was one I took back in February of my daughter at the state swim meet finals. I was very proud of this photo. Trust me it's front and center in her scrapbook. Brooke here I did have to really increase the ISO because the meet was inside and very dark.
ASSIGNMENT THREE: Our last assignment for the week was to take a "Panning" shot. WOW I need tons of practice here. The photo shows our beagle "Shilo" running after a bone and a very high speed. So how could I have made the dog a little more in focus and still blur the background. The photo was taken at almost dusk like you suggested.
Thanks everyone for stopping by. I am going to practice more this week on shutter speed and photographing action so beware.