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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:00 pm 
iv uploaded some good one i like and some really bad ones tips are much needed so feel free to express them thanks.

the problym iv round is iv only one flash and well i wasent sure if i should of put it on my camera or off my camera so i did nither lol, instead i just had it in shutter speed prioity mode with iso 1600.

id like to use the flash but truth be told i just cant get it right lol.

this has to be my best but maybe coz he was going slower than other people
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then loads came out like this or worse where the person would just be blury.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:30 pm 
Nice try, it's not easy for action night shots. the 1st is good, but the second shutter speed was too slow, and you'll need a stronger flash.
Feel free to correct me, (i'm learning too)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:29 pm 
I think the problem with the second one is due to misfocus.The camera focused on the background instead of the skater.In the first shot you can see the opposite , as the background is out of focus,while the skater looks sharper.Few tips:

-Get a sturdy tripod
-Use an external flash(if you have one)
-Set the autofocus in the camera to Continuous AF
-Use a wide aperture
-Use a higher ISO
-Position yourself in way that your subject would stand out from the background so you would have less focus problems.(For example shoot from a low angle in order to have the sky as a background)

Hope I helped.Cheers!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:16 pm 
thanks for the tips guys. i dident actuly use a flash but will try again next week and use a flash.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:58 pm 
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Shuttertime won't affect flash exposure, just ambient exposure ;)
Also, if the flash is your main/only light source, your could use 1/30th and still get sharp pics (the flash freezes action).

Also experiment with rear curtain sync ;)

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