Every take a picture and right behind your subject is a hard black shadow? In the image to the right, compare the shadow behind the subjects head to the one by his shoulders. This is an example of close up, close to walls shots, causing hard shadow contrast. Professionals deal with that by using off-camera flash and use →
When framing your shot, pay attention to what else is in there. Look for distracting clutter in the back ground, as well as "weird growths". These are those things that look like they are growing out of your subjects head. Can you move those items out of the way, or change your position to move them to the side? Horns →
When composing your shot, don't be afraid to turn your camera on it's side. An amateur move is to shoot while always holding the camera the same way, then cropping in. When you do that you waste alot of usable image space. Turn your camera, get in close and get the shot right when you take it, not later in →
When shooting martial arts shots, you need to know when to show motion, and when to freeze it. Freezing your shot will capture a moment in time, but often leads to the "posed" look, while too much motion can look amateurish. In this shot, PG Scott is working a Tapi-Tapi drill with PC Todaro. The look on his face shows the →
Not quite Martial Arts, but many ideas also apply. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p7M588M9Qs "Mark Wallace talks to Gene Lower, the official photographer of the Arizona Cardinals. Gene shares some of his tips for shooting sports."
What can you suggest if my camera doesn't have an "ACTION" or "SPORT" mode? Queen City Laban Laro VII Question What can you suggest if my camera doesn't have an "ACTION" or "SPORT" mode? It's got "CLOSE UP", "PORTRAIT", "LANDSCAPE" and a couple of others. (I think one is designed for the beach/snow where the background is very bright, for →