Sports is an activity that people love to see, and photographers are indispensable in various sports fields. With the changes of the times, the shooting methods of sports photography have also changed a lot of operation methods. When shooting sports, we can plan our shooting methods according to different projects. If the documentary method is more important, it is more important to capture the moment. If the shooting direction is artistic creation, then we can use some of the characteristics of the camera To shoot. Today, we first talk about how to take good sports photography based on the requirements of documentary shooting techniques and equipment.
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When shooting documentary content, we often use high-speed shutters to capture. Moments such as water splashing, racing cars, and athletes flying in the air are all very exciting and shocking. To freeze such a picture, a high-speed shutter is required to take a clear enough picture. In actual shooting, we can set the momentary image of high-speed motion between 1/800 second to 1/8000 second according to different situations. During the shooting, we can try to use the AF-C function in Nikon cameras. For example, when using a Nikon Z 6 camera, the Z 6 camera not only has a continuous shooting speed of about 12 frames per second, but under the AF-C function, it can also turn on dynamic area autofocus and use the selected focus point to focus on the subject. If the subject deviates from the selected focus point, the camera will focus based on the surrounding AF point information. It can help the photographer accurately focus on the athlete.
Note that if there is insufficient light in the scene, in order to obtain sufficient exposure with a higher shutter speed, you need to increase the aperture or increase the ISO on the camera settings. Z 6 uses EXPEED 6’s image processing to achieve a sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200. The EXPEED 6 image processor helps to take advantage of the high resolution of NIKKOR Z-mount lenses and NIKKOR F-mount lenses, as well as the camera’s high-pixel image sensor performance. It is designed to bring high definition to images while effectively reducing noise. Allow photographers to shoot sports themes to have a higher shutter space for display.
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has mastered the camera’s skills, the next thing to consider is the choice of lens. In fact, for sports photography, photographers need to choose lenses with different focal lengths according to different venues and different sports themes. Generally speaking, in order to prevent the sports theme from affecting the normal competition of the athletes, the shooting is usually carried out at a far distance. This requires the photographer to use a lens with a longer focal length. In Nikon’s lens group, you can use a zoom lens such as the AF-S NIKKOR 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR, which not only has 180- The 400mm wide zoom range and the maximum aperture of constant f/4 are also equipped with a NIKKOR lens with 1.4x telephoto magnification in the lens body. When using a telephoto magnification lens, the maximum focal length at the telephoto end can be increased from 400mm to approximately 560mm. The wide focal length range from 180mm to approximately 560mm enables flexible shooting, and the focal length can be expanded smoothly with simple operations. In this way, there is no need to change the lens even when a longer focal length is required, which expands the possibilities of shooting.
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For a fixed-position shooting environment, the design of the tripod mount, tripod mount ring and control components of this lens all support Good operability, to achieve more comfortable shooting. At the same time, the lens can also bring good image quality for outdoor sports photography. It uses 1 fluorite lens and 8 low-dispersion glass lenses to provide stable high-resolution images with less chromatic aberration throughout the entire screen, even with the largest The aperture is no exception or when the aperture is reduced. In the face of rapid movement in sports, the lens improves the drive control algorithm of the auto focus motor, and can more accurately track the auto focus based on the auto focus detection result, including moving subjects with rapid changes in speed.
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The above is in the documentary theme, we can use some of the functions of the equipment, in the next article, we I will explain how to use the functions of the equipment to shoot from the creative art shooting methods, so stay tuned.
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