Sean Duggan talks about how fast your camera can take pictures and exposure considerations when shooting a sports action series.
- [Voiceover] In terms of the camera gear…that you're gonna be using to create a sequence shot,…one of the main things that you need to be concerned about…is a camera that can shoot at a high framerate…in continuous mode.…So the framerate refers to how many frames per second…the camera can shoot.…Now, that's important because…if your subject's moving really fast,…you want to have a high framerate…to capture the different instances of the subject…as they're moving through the shot.…Now this camera here can shoot…at about four frames a second,…which is not that great compared to more modern cameras,…but for the shots that I'm gonna be doing today,…it's gonna be more than enough.…
In addition to a camera that can shoot at a high framerate,…you also want, of course, to have that fast shutter speed…that I mentioned earlier.…So again, keeping your shutter speed…at 1/800th of a second, 1/1000th of a second…is gonna freeze the action of the shot.…Now, as with all things related to photography,…and many things in life,…
By combining your camera's burst mode with Photoshop, you can create a composite that shows an athlete in action. In this course, photographer and educator Seán Duggan shows how. After mapping out a plan for lighting, composition, and more, he photographs the subjects. Then, the action turns to Photoshop, where he assembles the composite using layer masks and some careful retouching.
- Planning the composite
- Choosing a camera, exposure, and lighting
- Choosing the sequence images
- Aligning layers
- Using layer masks
- Masking images together
- Cleaning up the background