Saturday 20 June 2009

Pick of the Pix Series, Look Behind You

Specs: 1/50s, 22.0mm, f/4.5, ISO: 800

When the crowd roars, turn around and look behind you for some awesome photos.

This image was taken at the end of the 2006 Junior World champs in Honduras and I think from memory that they are cheering for medal winners on the podium. Argentinians in white and Kiwis in black.

To take this image I had on a wide angle zoom lens set almost fully wide, ie 22.0mm. I turned around during the ceremony and held the camera high up in the air at arms length and fired off a few shots. You have to point your camera a lot more downward than what feels right. Hold the shutter button half down for a second to give your camera a chance to auto-focus then let it roll of 5-10 shots in order to get a good one out of them. A slow shutter speed, eg 1/50th of a second adds motion as I've captured here.

Here's some more examples of turning your back on the action for a good image: