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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:23 PM
This weeks photo challenge is capturing action by using fast shutter speeds!
I love speed photography, you never know exactly how your photo is going to turn out, it's exciting and strangely satisfying freezing moving objects.
It's also a great way to learn the functions on your camera, and learn new skills.
The subject matter can be of anything you like as long as you've frozen motion using your shutter speed
Googling will give heaps of information for those unsure of how to achieve fast shutter speeds. But you basically want to have your shutter speed above 1/1000
and a couple of photos as examples..
I'm so excited to see the entries!!
One photo per person which has been taken this week (starting TUESDAY). Everyone is welcome to join in. Competition will start Tuesday with submissions ending the following Monday.
If you wish, please note your rating after your image:
Rating 1 Beginner (just got my camera)
Rating 2 Amateur (learning about settings)
Rating 3 Hobbyist (have a good grasp of the theory)
Rating 4 Semi Pro (improved well beyond when I started)
Rating 5 Pro/serious hobbyist (I'm well experienced and have been doing this for quite a while)
All images must be up by next MONDAY at (9pm EDST, 8pm EST, 7.30pm CST, 6pm WST) for inclusion.
Remember the EB rules state images within posts must be smaller than 500 (wide) x 470 (high) pixels and 100kb.
Challenge history for the winner:
Black and white perspective - Abbygirl
Shadows - winkwink
Props - Jalex
Numbers - apocketfull
Circle - mummy26
Coke - rbat
Abstract - mummy26
The Natural World - Abbygirl
Bokeh - blue4me
Love - Abbygirl
Favourite things - Red Cabbage
Creepy crawlies - Goggles
Four Colours - Nut
Take a walk - Jalex
Christmas - rbat
Relax - Mummy26
Fear - Peanut
Solitude - Mr Gadget
3 - iplantedpeastoday
10 mins from home & low light - staremperor
Hair - Raven74
Somewhere to Sit - paris-stella
Elegance - rbat
Food, Glorious Food - Staremperor
Architecture from a different point of view - ~spirited~
Painting with light - Angel#82
Express Yourself - BlueLavander
Water - rbat
Springtime - madreader
Rustic - ~spirited~
The Domestic Interior - Staremperor
Emotion- I sowed peas today
Medical/Health Care - madreader
Creatures Great and Small - Red Cabbage
Baby/Kids - MonieG
Taste - Jalex
Diptych/Triptych - LouLuu
The Daily Grind **ladybug**
Your Street - Nut
Song Title - millie71
Hunger - angel82
From a different perspective: Gemnic
Landscape (without people please) - Lilliewhite
Signs of Autumn - Ev
Action - Macbeth
Elements - raven74
Vintage - rbat
Australia - Red Cabbage
The Letter L - *~Bluebird~*
Fairy tales - me3922
Black and white - lady_luck
Feet - Peanut
Portrait - Lou~c
Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:18 AM
Ohh, one of my favourite themes, might try out my sound trigger
Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:28 AM
Congrats Abbygirl, yours was a beautiful image.
Great topic choice - I would have of picked something similar, the whole motion thing (both slow and fast captures) often stumps me. I'm really looking forward to this weeks challenge!
Mummy26 - sound trigger? I think I need to go google
Edited by Bryden, 03 April 2012 - 12:02 PM.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:02 AM
I'd love to have a sound trigger, that would be awesome!
Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:01 PM
My entry unless I get a better one
Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:56 AM
2012-04-03_IMG_8981psd by madreader, on Flickr
Hi all - look, I FINALLY got an entry in!
Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with - please note birds are FAR more difficult to capture than I was expecting, especially with my kit zoom lens.
Hope everyone & their families are well, or getting better at least.
PS - Ohhhh, a sound trigger, I didn't know they existed!
Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:03 PM
Thanks Mrs SW
On the sound trigger, finding a ready made one is expensive. A friend made mine and his using a YouTube tutorial, all up it cost about $40. It's quite an ugly thing but it is really sensitive. I didn't use it for my photo, I should have, I would have got the crown nice and sharp. I was running out of light so couldn't get the shutter speed fast enough
Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:42 PM
Congratulations on your win M
My week has been crazy busy, will try and go out tomorrow.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:39 PM
This was a tricky one, my camera really struggled with it (cough, cough!). I was dealing with blurriness, loud noise, burnouts, darkness....the camera that is, not me! My poor girl really needs to be replaced, I'm just waiting for our overseas trip so I can get a new camera duty free.
Okay, I'll go with this one. This is my boy, dashing down to the sea. It was chilly in but that didn't stop him!
To the sea!
Edited by Peanut, 08 April 2012 - 06:33 PM.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:41 PM
2 Little Ducks by Jupiter_123, on Flickr
They are moving, I swear
Okay so I was originally going to use the above image, but we went to the local indoor play centre today to let off some steam and ended up with this one.
Lets Play by Jupiter_123, on Flickr
Edited by jupiter123, 09 April 2012 - 08:31 PM.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:28 AM
Oh rbat, hope your camera is ok......will keep my fingers, toes and legs crossed for you.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:19 AM
Very common error apparently, try this
Hope it works
Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:48 AM
Ali, we tried that yesterday and unfortunately it still isn't working. I was so hopeful when I found that site too. As soon as you turn it on, there is a little 'seeking' sound and then the error message comes up. The camera is 4 years old and I've never had any issues up until yesterday. Just sucks having to wait until Tuesday before I can even make phone calls about getting it fixed.
It's my birthday today, perhaps I need a new camera as a present . LOL I wish I could afford one!
Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:10 AM
Happy Birthday Bec, hope R surprises you with a 5D MKIII
Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:25 AM
Happy Birthday Bec, hope you get a VERY nice birthday present!
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:31 AM
Wendy, OMG, how nice would that be! LOL It will not happen though!
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:39 AM
Happy Birthday Bec! Hope you can sort out your camera...I am having a similar devastating moment, my iphoto wont open on my imac with all my photos in it!!! I have alot of them backed up but not from the last 12 months, I am gutted! All the things I read on google say it could be corrupted : ( So not what I want to hear
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:51 AM
Oh Sam I hope you can recover them. A similar thing happened to me with our old computer. We lost 6 months worth of photos. I had some on Facebook luckily but the quality is not the same. I hope you can recover them xx
Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:40 PM
Happy birthday Bec. Hope you can get your camera sorted quick.
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