Help me shoot better fast action shots with my 55-300mm & D5300

Started Jan 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
BarristerMichael1964 Regular Member • Posts: 210
Re: Help me shoot better fast action shots with my 55-300mm & D5300

slimandy wrote:

I quite like to get some blur in the arms and legs. If you freeze the action too much the shots look static. I like to pan too, and that also helps to make the BG less distracting and keep your concentration on the runners.

Some observations...

Image 1. This looks under exposed, as do all three images. I would try a crop that avoided the eye-catching lettering if at all possible, but make sure you leave a little room in front of them.

Image 2. Under exposed. The runner is too central. Leave some room to the right as if for him to run into but crop a bit from the left. I like that you caught him with both feet off the ground.

Image 3. You chopped off his foot.

i disagree on the lettering issue.  that may be true for street art photos, but for sports photography it's totally appropriate and even desired.

the best Olympic photos often have location lettering in the shots.

I shot sports for 26 years, btw.

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