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  • Cycling Photography Tips

    Posted on October 31st, 2011 Staff Writer

    Cycling photography can be challenging but with the right tips and know how it also can be fun. We will give few tips in this article to get you started.

    Using Your Flash – Use your flash when shooting cyclists. The reason for this is the sun will cast shadows on the face and bodies of the riders. This will fill those shadows with light which in turn will create more dynamic images.

    Shutter Speed –Choosing the right shutter speed can have a great affect on your shots. For stop action use a shutter speed that is 1/250 of a second or faster. You might have an automatic setting; usually a sport setting that will take care of this for you.  As cyclists pass follow the riders with your camera. The combination of panning and slow shutter speed keeps the cyclist in focus while blurring the background.

    Angles – Shoot high and low, in other words shoot from low points and high points. Get those different images that people aren’t use to seeing.

    Practice – These days it’s not near as hard to become good at cycling and sports photography due to the digital camera era. The more time you put in to your photos the better your results will be. You will learn what settings work and what settings don’t.

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