BIF shooters, please help

Started Mar 15, 2014 | Questions thread
Atoche Contributing Member • Posts: 677
Re: BIF shooters, please help

I personally have just begun to take some BIF pictures. I have read and begun to practice, I'm happy to share my initial experience with you.

what I have learned:

1. SS is king, I bump ISO to get my SS up above 1/2000

2. I set my aperture between f/8 and f/13 but rarely more or less than that

3. i expose to the right. This was weird to me at first, given I had a high ISO setting I did not think ETTR would be important. So, even on a bright sunny day I will bump up ISO, SS and still expose to the right.

SS stops the motion well. F/8-13 ensures adequate DoF, and ETTR exposes to remove the noise.

now, I am concentrating on hitting the bird with the af point. Currently I am using AI Servo, and AF expansion mode most often beginning with the center af point. I am not using a tripod, monopod, or gimble head.

what has helped me the most? reading DPReview - and practicing every day that I can!

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