Join Steve Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting through a fence to capture a ride scene, part of Shooting a Photo Essay: Coney Island.
- Okay, well, I had planned to go to a different ride.…But when I glanced over this way,…I noticed that the backlit, with whatever that ride is,…it's some kind of a roller coaster,…was kind of interesting. It was very graphic.…Now, I am sort of locked in by this fence here.…I didn't have time to move out,…so I thought I'd give it a shot.…I put my lens up, right up close to the fence.…I was in single point auto focus,…so I can focus on what it was that…I thought was most interesting.…I was going to maybe use sort of the graphic nature things,…and maybe a silhouette. I don't know…exactly if it's going to work or not.…
I'm with auto ISO, I've got my minimum shutter speed…at 1/400 of a second. For something like this…I might want a faster shutter speed,…so I just quickly went and I adjusted so my…minimum shutter speed was 6/40 of a second.…That'll be fast enough to stop any of this kind of action.…When you're shooting through a fence,…in my experience, single point auto focus is…the most precise you can aim that point.…
- Getting the lay of the land
- Shooting action shots
- Photographing rides
- Photographing food and people
- Reviewing the images from Coney Island