The stop-action shot


Article Excerpt:
In order to give an image a stop-action look, you’ll either need to use your camera’s sports/action mode (indicated by the running figure on the basic shooting mode dial), or your shutter-priority mode to set a fast shutter speed. In this mode, denoted by the Tv (time value) or S (shutter) mode on your shooting dial, you set the desired shutter speed and your camera will automatically set the aperture to get the best exposure. By using a shutter speed of at least 1/500—and especially at 1/1000 to 1/5000 second—you can freeze nearly all activities, including those that happen too quickly to be perceived by the human eye. A person will appear to be suspended in mid-air, while water droplets seem frozen in space. You’ll also need good lighting in order to freeze motion, so it’s best to shoot these images in a well-lit interior venue or on a sunny day. I also advise using an ISO setting of at least 400 to help stop action as well.
~Lynne Eodice from her article How-To: Capturing Action & Motion


12 responses

  1. lucywilliamspoetry

    I have nominated you for the super sweet blogging award. To accept, check out my blog.

    May 7, 2013 at 9:58 am

    • Junsjazz

      Much thanks Lucy! So kind of you. Regards!

      May 7, 2013 at 11:21 pm

  2. I have nominated you for the super sweet blogging award. To accept, check out my blog

    May 7, 2013 at 11:29 am

    • Junsjazz

      This is so generous of you. Thank you very much Eva!

      May 7, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      • Thank you, I always think your photos are so sweet 😉

        May 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm

  3. Love the story here Jun with the fire breather and the reaction of the woman behind and the crowd further away.

    May 7, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    • Junsjazz

      Thanks always Jane! That’s the great thing about festivals, lots of subjects to shoot and stories to tell.

      May 7, 2013 at 11:23 pm

  4. Great shot 😀 , thank you for sharing 🙂

    May 7, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    • Junsjazz

      Much thanks Parth! regards!

      May 7, 2013 at 11:24 pm

  5. fabulous capture…just beginning to learn about the action/sport feature…always something new and fascinating…thanks

    May 8, 2013 at 2:26 am

    • Junsjazz

      Thanks Heather! Photography is a continuous learning process. I too have learned a lot from the info I come across and share here.

      May 8, 2013 at 3:12 am

      • I would enjoy taking a course on the basics of how my camera works, I don’t read manuals well, I learn easier by doing/seeing…nothing is offered where I live so I’ll keep visiting sites that inspire me and I know offer tips or explain/show how something is done, this helps a great deal.

        May 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm

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