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Mike Stensvold Posted: Sep 01, 2005 0 comments

Photographing action is quite challenging, but can also be very rewarding. The keys to success are knowing your camera, knowing your subject...and LOTS of practice. You have to be able to set focus and exposure quickly (or monitor them quickly, if using an automatic camera). In short, you can't be fumbling around trying to figure out how to apply exposure compensation or...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: May 01, 2005 4 comments

All photos © Sarah Silver

With a client list that includes Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly, Hasselblad, L'oreal, Marshall Fields & Co., Nokia, and Beauty.com, Sarah Silver has achieved great success for a young photographer. Her images have appeared in Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, New York Times, InStyle, Elle, Surface and the Italian and French...

Mike Stensvold Posted: Mar 01, 2005 1 comments

Autofocusing is one of the best things that's ever happened to the SLR camera. I didn't think so while testing early examples when the AF SLR era began back in 1985, but a lot of progress has happened in the ensuing two decades. Today's AF SLR cameras, film and digital, will focus more quickly and accurately than most photographers can. Naturally, the higher-end...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Jul 01, 2004 8 comments

There are different ways to reveal motion in a photo--you can freeze the action, blur it, or pan along with it. (You can even fake it by holding a Cokin Super-Speed filter in front of your compact camera's lens.) The next time you're taking pictures of a child's soccer game or horses running across a field, you may...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

All Photos by Peter McGowan

Taken from the viewpoint of one who clearly loves the outdoors, Peter McGowan's images of water sports draw the viewer in and make you feel the excitement of the open sea.

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Ron Leach Posted: Jan 01, 2004 1 comments

For over 30 years Petersen's Photographic Magazine has been recognized as the leading instructional magazine for photo enthusiasts. Our goal has been to inspire readers with dramatic imagery, and to offer clear and simple instructional articles to help photographers improve their skills.

To further this mission, we have created the Photographic Faculty; a team of seven...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Dec 01, 2003 1 comments

Tips from a photography director.

Have you ever wanted to shoot sports, particularly surfing images? Photographing high action isn't as easy as it looks, according to Larry "Flame" Moore, director of photography at Surfing magazine, a publication that keeps its pulse on the latest events in the surfing world.

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

All Photos © Bryan Lynden

Whether this diverse photographer is shooting sporting events, concerts, nature, fine art, or commercial images, Bryan Linden strives to share his passion for photography with others. And, as one who's worked in the digital medium since 1993, he enjoys helping other photographers make their transition from film to digital capture.

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Sep 01, 2003 3 comments

All photos by Walter Iooss

I've been fortunate," Walter Iooss Jr. concedes. "It's been a good life--I'm not going to complain about it." As a photographer for Sports Illustrated for over 40 years, Iooss professes that he'll continue to work for this magazine "till the end." Since the early 1960s, he's shot...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Sep 01, 2003 0 comments

All Photos by Robert Kerian

Robert Kerian's photography is all about the thrill of auto racing or the freedom of being on the open road. A relative newcomer to the world of professional photography, he says, "I've been shooting on my own for about three years." But this hasn't stopped him from getting such influential clients as Mercedes Benz...

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The Editors Posted: Aug 01, 2003 8 comments

Tips and ideas to improve your action photos

You need two things to get good action photos: some basic action-shooting skills, and some knowledge of the activity you're photographing. The skills include panning, peak action, follow-focusing, prefocusing and developing a sense of timing. The...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Apr 01, 2002 6 comments

Capturing Sports Action

If you love shooting sports—whether it's a children's Little League or professional Major League game—timing is everything. Grabbing the shot at just the right moment takes a lot of practice, patience, and film (or a large-capacity memory card). You can do...

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