If you like to take an occasional walk on the wild side, you may want some action photos to help you remember the thrills. Take great action photos by using the proper camera equipment and settings. Take this quiz to learn more about taking action photos.
Adventure photography is all about storytelling.
An adventure photograph is an action picture, such as a surfer catching a wave.
To step up your adventure photo equipment, invest in a single-lens reflex camera with special lenses.
Expand your perspective with a wide-angle lens.
A midrange telephoto zoom lens can give you longer range.
To freeze action without blurring the photo use a shutter speed of 1/1000.
An aperture of f/4 is wider than f/16.
Blurring an action photo can illustrate speed.
A sealed camera is the safe choice when filming around water or snow.
Keep your equipment warm by storing it in a warm place such as in your jacket -- close to your body.
Overexpose the camera setting by two f/stops to compensate for the weather conditions.
The best stance is to get low and shoot up so as to highlight the subject of your photo.
To emphasis dramatic snow sprays, shoot toward the sun.
A monopod has just a single leg to stand on.
If you drop your camera in the ocean, immediately soak the camera in fresh water and get it to the repair shop ASAP.
Low lighting is an issue when photographing indoors or on when the sun goes behind the clouds.
Use a slow shutter speed or a larger aperture to let in lots of light.
Shutter speeds are measured in fractions of a second, so 1/1000 means 1/1000th of a second.
Use 1/30 shutter speed for a still photograph and hold the camera very steady while shooting.
The f/stop or aperture determines the sharpness of photos.