Posts Tagged ‘running’

Shooting Photos of 10K Runners with an Off-Camera Flash

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Lately I’ve been looking for ways to photograph people besides just my friends and family. I was super inspired after reading photographer Peter Waterman’s account of photographing 80 people in 1 day. I’m a hobbyist just looking to improve my skills and have fun. I like to get the best bang for the buck with my equipment purchases and keep my gear budget contained.

I checked my town’s local event website and noticed there was a 10K run scheduled for the upcoming weekend. I had never shot a sporting event before; I usually just shoot portraits and travel. The race map showed the course went right by my house so I had a perfect opportunity to take some pictures.
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BTS: How National Geographic Captured a Cheetah Running at Full Speed

Back in June, a National Geographic crew was given the task of filming and photographing a cheetah running at full speed. While there are plenty of videos and photos out there showing this, the magazine wanted to track alongside the cheetah as it ran (rather than simply capture it from a fixed location). The short behind-the-scenes video above shows how they went about doing this.
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Photos of People in the Act of Running

Photographer Tabitha Soren started shooting a series of photographs titled Running after snapping a picture of her daughter running in front of the headlights of a car. She states,

I started thinking about panic, resilience, and the role of accident in life. Also, when people are running their bodies contort and we get to glimpse emotions that are normally kept hidden.

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Capturing the Movement of Marathon Runners with Longer Exposures

Runners in broad daylight aren’t often captured as motion blurs, but that’s exactly how Flickr user Justin (just big feet) shot the London Marathon. Just stick a neutral density filter or two onto your lens to restrict the amount of light entering your camera, allowing you to shoot at slower shutter speeds.
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