Getting Awesome Action Shots In The Snow With Your DSLR
We have had a SNOWY winter here in south central Pennsylvania. I am so OVER the snow. It can leave at any time! Read about how we use the Crayola Colored Bubbles In The Snow.
I am serious. I am now more ready for spring than ever. We have had over a foot of snow in our last snowfall to go on top of our already six inches on the ground. I don’t think the kids have had a full week of school since the beginning of 2014!
But with the latest storm we HAD to get out of the house and hit the hill.
I took my DSLR camera and was able to get some awesome action shots of the kids and my husband going down the hill. I love my Nikon D7000 because it is FAST, I can adjust the F stops low and let’s face it, it is digital! Digital means that if you mess up it is not the end of the world and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to see the final image.
Who remembers film!? Not a penny pinching hobby. At least not for me.
If my kids were going to be going down the hill to catch some air on the bump I was going to capture them.
- Nikon D 7000
- Kit lens (Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G)
- Aperture mode (A on the dial)
- ISO as low as it would go. In this case 100 ISO
- Set the F stop as low as it would go. In this case F 3.5
- If your camera has a high speed continuous mode make sure it is active.
I have my focus ON the snow bump and as she approached the bump I squeezed the trigger.
Because the high speed continuous mode was active I was able to get 4 shots in under 2 seconds.
If your camera does not have the fast action shutter speed just press the trigger as fast as you can!
Check out her air!
- ISO: 100
- F Stop: 4.8
- 48 mm.
- Shutter speed 1/5000 second.
I love her hair flying in this shot. Such pure joy going down the hill.
- ISO: 100
- F Stop 4.5
- 48 mm
- Shutter speed: 1/4000 second
So that is how I get awesome actions shots in the snow with my DSLR.
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