Banish Bad Pictures: 9 quick fixes for common camera complaints

    | Photography for Beginners | 20/05/2013 12:57pm
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    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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