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"Amazing action shots are within reach."
Michael McNamara, Photographer, Photo Editor
Phoenix | AZ | USA | Posted: 7:56 PM on 05.22.09
->> In case you're in need of some tips on how to take better action photos, Videojug has come to the rescue.

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-take-action-photos

(my words are said in jest. unfortunately, the video is not)
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Jack Megaw, Student/Intern, Photographer
Pittsburgh | PA | America | Posted: 8:13 PM on 05.22.09
->> I...I haven't given my camera a name...
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Mark Peters, Photographer
Highland | IL | USA | Posted: 8:33 PM on 05.22.09
->> I don't know which I found more humerous...
the "like a gazelle with a firework up it's bum...." analogy or the "simple one this, don't just take one photo, take a succession of photos, one of them is bound to turn out nice" piece of advice.
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Michael Johnson, Photographer, Photo Editor
Geneseo | NY | USA | Posted: 9:57 PM on 05.22.09
->> I think I just became dumber from watching that.....and all this time I didn't know my camera hated me because I didn't give it a name....LOL!
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Darren Whitley, Photographer
Maryville | MO | USA | Posted: 1:11 AM on 05.23.09
->> Apparently good action photos only happen at airshows. Actually, I didn't think it was so bad considering whom it's intended.
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Corey Perrine, Photographer
Hudson | NH | USA | Posted: 1:44 AM on 05.23.09
->> The advice at 0:49 seconds is the best.

"Love your camera and all it's foibles. Give your camera a name like Charlene."

Sheepishly I name all my cameras. I name pretty much anything over $2,000.

My car: Trixie (After speed Racer's girlfriend).
My now sold 1D Mark II's: Thelma 1 & 2 (After my late grandmother).
My current 5D Mark II: Ox (The shutter sounds like it's saying "Ox, Ox, Ox," everythime I press the shutter).

P.S. I don't know why I am sharing this with the world, I will regret this in the morning :)
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Nick Morris, Photographer
San Marcos | CA | United States | Posted: 1:45 AM on 05.23.09
->> Well after watching that I'm ready to apply to SI. I think I've got it now...
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Jody Gomez, Photographer
Murrieta | CA | USA | Posted: 2:02 AM on 05.23.09
->> I especially loved this part of the comment: "Human action (as opposed to something like motor sports) can yield sharp action photo's at around 1/200, sometimes even a bit less."

I must not be a very good photographer because I still can't get a sharply focused peak action photo at anything less than 1/300th !

Maybe I should watch the video again and pay more attention.

:~)
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Kirby Yau, Photographer, Assistant
San Diego | CA | USA | Posted: 2:57 AM on 05.23.09
->> WOW, I guess I'm out of the job, that bloke with a rebel and what looks like a 17-85 took those AWESOME aircraft shots.

It puts me to shame. I quit?
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Bryon Houlgrave, Photographer
Waukesha | Wi | USA | Posted: 2:59 AM on 05.23.09
->> "Take a succession of photos, one of them is bound to turn out nice."

Now the secret is out!
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Kevin Leas, Photographer, Assistant
Rochester | NY | USA | Posted: 10:08 AM on 05.23.09
->> OW! It hurts! Make it stop!

I don't even know where to begin, so I'm not going to bother. The list is just too long to type up. Are you sure this isn't originally from Funny or Die?
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Andrew Brosig, Photographer
Crowley | TX | United States | Posted: 10:18 AM on 05.23.09
->> " . . . Gazelle with a firework up its bum . . ."

Wrong on so many levels! Where's PETA when you need 'em? Probably dressing up in pig costumes and throwing pies, I guess.

Funny as he##. And a little sad, too.
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David Boily, Photographer
Montreal | QC | Canada | Posted: 10:41 AM on 05.23.09
->> Gazelle with a firework up its bum!?! Screw that, I want the picture of the dude putting the firework up the Gazelle's bum. Now that's a shot!
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Kevin Leas, Photographer, Assistant
Rochester | NY | USA | Posted: 10:49 AM on 05.23.09
->> Actually, this video raises a really good question for point & shoot users:

For a gazelle with a firework up its bum, which setting would you use? Sports, or nature?
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Keith Carson, Photographer
Tampa | FL | U.S.A. | Posted: 11:43 AM on 05.23.09
->> It was so bad when I twittered about it I forgot the link to save people from seeing it.

Keith Carson
http://www.carsonphotography.com/
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Shaun Ward, Photographer
Perth | Tayside | Scotland | Posted: 1:11 PM on 05.23.09
->> Kevin

Most point and shoots have a fireworks setting now.
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Marc F. Henning, Photographer
Bentonville | AR | USA | Posted: 8:00 PM on 05.23.09
->> i found the "How To Photograph A Nude Woman" tutorial video most helpful. :)

marc
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Eric Canha, Photographer
Brockton | MA | United States | Posted: 11:02 PM on 05.23.09
->> Favorite quote at the end of the video "Because a good action pic is one of the most impressive things to get in photography"

I'm thinking a paycheck is more impressive in today's photo world.
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Mark Loundy, Photo Editor
San Jose | CA | USA | Posted: 12:29 PM on 05.24.09
->> Wasn't Charlene the name that "Pyle" gave his rifle in "Full Metal Jacket?"

--Mark
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Adam Vogler, Photographer, Photo Editor
Kansas City | Mo. | USA | Posted: 7:21 PM on 05.24.09
->> And to think I went and spent all that time and money on a photo degree and I could have learned how to get great action shots AND how to photograph a nude woman watching 10 minutes of on-line videos. sigh.
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Christopher Szagola, Photographer
Richboro | PA | United States | Posted: 10:11 PM on 05.24.09
->> Adam,

at least he has a DSLR, was in a high end people class at a reputable school and was shown a video of a so called fashion photographer chasing the models around a barn with a point and shoot camera...
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John Bowersmith, Photographer
Lubbock | Tx | USA | Posted: 10:18 AM on 05.28.09
->> I especially like the section where she explains panning and shows a photo of an explosion. How exactly do you pan an explosion? Is that another video?
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Eric Canha, Photographer
Brockton | MA | United States | Posted: 1:59 PM on 05.28.09
->> Making the incendiary mini-mag laser from a spare DVD burner gets my vote as the best video there.

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-make-a-burning-laser-flashlight
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David Manning, Photographer
Athens | GA | | Posted: 2:50 PM on 05.28.09
->> Mark,

Good catch there.

So along that same theme..... (apologies to the USMC)

This is my camera. There are many like it but this one is mine. My camera is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my camera is useless. Without my camera I am useless. I must fire my camera true. I must shoot straighter than my competition, who is trying to outshoot me. I must outshoot him before he outshoots me. I will. Before God I swear this creed: my camera and myself are defenders of my country, we are the masters of our enemy, we are the saviors of my life. So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace. Amen.
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