Pictures of planes, like pictures of birds, can be incredibly difficult to capture, if not more. Their size and speed can lead to shots with awkward compositions or poor focusing, let alone exposing against a bright sky.
Inside we offer 6 of our best tips for getting yourself into position and your digital camera set up ideally to take top-notch pictures of planes in flight or on the ground.
We’ve collected 30 great examples of motion blur photography from around the web. If you want to know how you can achieve motion blur, our tutorial can help.
Steam trains remain a popular subject no matter what letter your generation may be. Thick plumes of smoke, strong leading lines and big wide angles: this classic shot of steam trains is forever etched in our minds.
But often you only get one attempt at getting this. Below we’ve offered 6 essential train photography tips that will help you be ready to capture stunning rail pictures the next time you go out to photograph steam trains.
Are you struggling with shutter speeds? Are your backgrounds sharp and cars look like they’re still, or everything is all blurred?
To create a sense of speed and movement, you’ll need to use relatively slow shutter speeds of about 1/60 to 1/90 seconds. Meanwhile, keeping the cars sharp while blurring the background requires good panning technique. To do this, spread your feet fairly wide apart, standing at right angles to the point you want to shoot. Then swivel your hips, rather than your shoulders, following the car as it moves and carry on panning for as long as possible, even after releasing the shutter.
Stunning action photography from the winners in the Action and Movement category of the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2011 competition
See the dynamic and exciting photographs that made the Action and Movement shortlist for the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2011
You can control the way that movement is captured in your pictures by getting to grips with your camera’s full range of shutter speeds
Improve your photos with our expert help. Here are 10 quick action photography tips to give you a head start…
New to photography? This series of quick-fire tips will help you master your digital camera and teach you the tricks of the trade that professional photographers rely on.
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