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Action Photography

Action Photography is the practice of capturing images of physical activity or motion. To make this type of photography better, it is important to take into account the lighting, the distance between the photographer and the subject, the composition of the shot, and the choice of shutter speed. Additionally, it is also useful to consider the background of each image, to ensure that it does not detract from the subject at hand. To make the most of Action Photography, it is important to experiment with various techniques and settings to find the right combination.

Lighting, distance, composition, shutter speed, background.

Beatrice Colombo

Action Photography

Action Photography is a genre of photography in which the photographer captures a moment of action in order to tell a story. In other words, it is the capturing of a moment and the emotions that come with that moment; the focus is on the action and not the object of the action. Good Action Photography requires a photographer to have a keen eye for detail and the ability to capture moments which can be difficult to recreate. Technical skill in terms of lighting, exposure and timing is also essential for obtaining quality images. A good Action Photographer will have the ability to capture the emotion of their subjects and the story that lies within the image; for example, an action shot within a sporting event may capture the intensity of a moment or the joy of a player's triumph.

Speed, motion, emotion, energy, excitement.

Valentina Moretti

Action Photography

Action photography refers to the capturing of images in motion and within motion. It is a subgenre of photography that captures the subject in motion or a split second of time. Action photography focuses on capturing subjects in motion or the motion itself, often using a fast shutter speed to freeze the motion in a still image. The contrast between still life photography and action photography lies in the intention of their captures. While still life photography centers on the static subject, action photography captures the dynamic subject and its movement. Commonly, action photography captures sports events, athletes, animals in motion, or any other subject in motion.

Speed, Moment, Movement, Action, Timeline

Angelo Greco

CITATION : "Angelo Greco. 'Action Photography.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on March 25, 2023)"

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