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November 2012 - Action Photo School

Crazy Motion Blur Action & Longboarding

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(raw images straight out of the camera) We have a few articles about motion blur, and just from experience you can probably name most of them off the top of your head.  You can pan your camera with the athlete moving and have the background blurred or you can have your camera steady while the athlete is moving across the frame…you could also zoom in or out.  All these techniques…

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Image Breakdown: Teva Biker Jump

Teva Biker Jumping by Connor Walberg

I've said it before, and I'll say it again….  Competitions are possibly the best way to experiment and capture tons of amazing angles.  They allow you to shoot the top tier athletes on all kinds of features and provide great accessibility.  That being said, if you haven't had a chance to shoot one yet, I highly recommend finding the next competition for the sport you would like to shoot and…

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The Shot List

surfer_girl_by_Daniel_Milchev

The difference between a good photo shoot and a great photo shoot could be just in the preparation you do before the shoot.  People assume that pro photographers can get amazing images out of any situation.  As much as this is true, the preparation is what sets every true professional apart from the wannabes. The shot list is usually something that you are going to get from your client, and…

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Michael Clark, Exposed: The Life of a Pro Photographer, Talks at Google

Adventure photographer, surfer, skier, climber…and a freelancer! Michael Clark is an internationally published outdoor photographer specializing in adventure sports, travel, and landscape photography. He produces intense, raw images of athletes pushing their sports to the limit and has risked life and limb on a variety of assignments to bring back stunning images of rock climbers, mountaineers, kayakers, and mountain bikers in remote locations around the world. He uses unique angles,…

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