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Monday, May 10, 2010

What makes a great action shot?
There is no question that for an action shot to look great you need the following-
1- fill the frame. Your subject is the player so focus on them. IMHO full body shots have too much dead space around them and cropping kills the quality. Too many photographers are afraid of tight shots. Off course- a full body shot can look amazing if the player is going some athletic move. My rule is 1/2 or less of the body
2) The eyes- As in portrait work- the eyes are essential. They convey the intensity of the event and all the emotions. You really need part of a face and one eye as a minimum to get the full effect of the emotions.
3) Doing Something- The ball must be in the shot and they must be doing something with it. Otherwise what's the point? A player standing holding a ball- yawn. They must do something. Plus, when they are in motion their muscles a lot cooler.

1 comment:

  1. Great advice from a great photographer! Look forward to more tips from you, Reza.