Banish Bad Pictures: 9 quick fixes for common camera complaints

Banish Bad Pictures: 9 quick fixes for common camera complaints

Fixing Bad Pictures: why do my action shots look boring?

Fixing Bad Pictures: why do my action shots look boring?

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Have you captured the movement?
If you want to freeze any action shots then shoot with a fast shutter speed (1/500 sec or 1/1000 sec), but remember that these shots often lack any sense of speed or movement. Sometimes, the subject looks so frozen it seems stationary.

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Fixing Bad Pictures: use a panning technique

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Panning techniques
For a simple panning technique, switch to a slow shutter setting to capture a sense of speed. Try 1/100 or 1/80 sec (go slower as you gain confidence) and track your subjects smoothly through the frame, shooting as they travel past. The blurred background will add a feeling of movement.

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PAGE 2 – Fixing Bad Pictures: Why do my landscape photos look so flat?
PAGE 3 – Fixing Bad Pictures: Why do my skies look white and washed out?
PAGE 4 – Fixing Bad Pictures: Why are my photos blurry and out of focus?
PAGE 5 – Fixing Bad Pictures: how do I focus on moving targets?
PAGE 6 – Fixing Bad Pictures: why do my photos look so cluttered?
PAGE 7 – Fixing Bad Pictures: why do my photos lack impact?
PAGE 8 – Fixing Bad Pictures: why do my action shots look boring?
PAGE 9 – Fixing Bad Pictures: Why do my colours look all wrong?

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