I think i have shared some of my skateboarding shots, this is something that i enjoy doing very much. I am a very big fan of skateboarding, i think its quite amazing what some of these kids teens and adults can do with a wooden board with 4 wheels on them. I skateboarded for a while, its always been a on and of thing. I m very jealous of these guys over at the Malmö skate park because they are really good. And most of them that "hang out" over there are 10 to 14 years old! Some of these have a bright future ahead of them in this sport
Now i have a few questions to "freeze" the action. To get the correct metering (i.e the sky correctly exposed and the boarder) i cannot seem to freeze action.
I shoot in manual and set up the correct exposure before i start shooting. Now i usually take pictures of these kids/teens when its an overcast/a bit of sun days. And yesterday i was out taking pictures of them as well as skateboarding myself.
Now to the question, i don't have alot of experience when it comes to "action" photography. Below is an example shot:
Camera: Nikon D40X
Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Flash: SB 600 on 1/4 -7 power
Now i cannot seem to freeze the action correctly at that shutter speed if you look at the original shot here
you will see that there is some blur going on which i dont want to capture.
Could anyone suggest on what i m doing wrong, what settings i need to use etc.
Metering mode: Matrix