Shoot action from different perspectives to deliver photos with impact

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(Image credit: Keith Johnston)

When shooting fast movements, the main focus is often on technical settings. Delivering amazing action shots is not just about the frozen movement itself, but the composition of the shot will also make the image stand out and direct the viewer’s eyes on essential, fast-captured elements.

When composing a shot, preparation is key. Think out of the box and be ready to leave your comfort zone. By exploring the environment around where you want to capture these fast movements, you will gain more time during the shooting allowing you to concentrate on the subjects and settings. Especially when taking photos at an event from a defined location, different perspectives and angles can be tried out even without the subject.

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Kim Bunermann
Technique Editor

Kim is the Technique Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine. She specializes in architecture, still life and product photography and has a Master's degree in Photography and Media with a distinction from the FH Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences in Germany. While studying, Kim came to the UK for an exchange term at the London College of Communication. She settled in the UK and began her career path by joining Future. Kim focuses on tutorials and creative techniques, and particularly enjoys interviewing inspiring photographers who concentrate on a range of fascinating subjects including women in photography, the climate crisis; the planet, its precious creatures and the environment.

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