Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Kick

Catching stop action in photography is one of those irresistible parts of taking pictures. I can remember taking basketball pictures for the first time as a kid using a flash to stop the action. The players looked like they were floating through the air like super heroes. I realize now what makes this type of photography so interesting. You are recording something that happens too fast to see. You are recording that small slice of a moment that will never happen again. Timing is critical in sport photography. Using a fast shutter speed ( 1/500) I was able to capture the peek of the movement of the kick along with the ball just before it when out of the frame. Also by using an f-stop of 2.8 that produced a shallow depth of field I was able to isolate my subject. The long narrow cropping of the images was done to help emphasize the horizontal movement of the leg and ball.

1 comment:

Grandma said...

Another good one!!! More of these Plese.


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