5 Steps To Better Sports and Action Photography

High School Sports and Action Photography

The fall sports season is upon us and if you are planning to capture the action with your DSLR or Mirrorless camera, some Sports and Action photography techniques will come in handy. One of the biggest challenges is avoiding blur, especially in nighttime or indoor sports. To accomplish this, the camera needs to operate at fast shutter speeds, preferably 1/250th sec. or faster. Under bright, sunny conditions, this can be as easy as using the Sports Mode in your camera’s auto menu. However, for indoor and nighttime action, more precise settings and some experimentation are in order.

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2017 Solar Eclipse | Photography Tips

 

Solar Eclipse 2017

The solar eclipse is approaching quickly and it’s the photography event of the year, are you ready? Continue reading to get tips and tricks to get a great photo while also keeping your retinas intact.

The event itself: August 21, 2017

Partial Phase of the eclipse starts at approximately 11:37 AM in Beatrice NE
Totality starts at 1:02:11 PM and lasts 2 minutes, 34 seconds in Beatrice NE
Eclipse ends at approximately 2:30 PM

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Selecting The Right Camera For The Job

Canon Camera

Assorted Cameras
Featured Cameras: Nikon A900, Sony a6000, and Canon 5D Mark IV

When you first walk into a camera shop, the selection can be overwhelming. Which ones do you look at? What features do you want? Should you consider a point and shoot, a D-SLR, or a mirrorless camera? Should you throw your hands up in despair and go home? No. Not to the last bit, anyway. There are a lot of cameras out there, but if you stop to consider what you really need the camera to do the selection quickly narrows down.

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8 Reasons Why I Chose Sony Mirrorless

Sony Images

I switched to Sony mirrorless cameras from Nikon in 2014. It was gradual, but over the last three years, I have divested of all but two Nikon lenses. Why? Well, many reasons but for the sake of simplicity here’s a list.

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Why Use A Monopod?

Why Use Monopods

You hear it all the time; tripods are an essential piece of equipment that belongs in every photographer’s kit, However, what about a monopod?

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Produce Quality Prints At Home

Sample Print - Canon Pixma Pro Printers

So, you are into the digital age with a nice camera and record lots of images. How do you share these wonderful images?  Prevent your favorite images from disappearing into the sea of your digital archive by producing prints and displaying your best work.

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Understanding Aspect Ratio For Better Prints

Understand Aspect Ratio

Understanding Aspect Ratio For Better Prints

At some point in our lives, we’ve all been the subject of a poorly cropped photograph. The image, although almost perfect, left us with one less foot or hand. To prevent the loss of crucial parts of your images, we need to explore Aspect Ratio. 

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Photography Tip: Capturing Fall Color

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Fall Color Photography Tips and Suggestions

Get out and explore fall’s beautiful foliage and snap an image worth hanging on your wall!

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#WeekendPhotoProject: It’s the little things

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#WeekendPhotoProject: It’s the little things

We know that weekends can be pretty hectic–with Nebraska football and dance rehearsals and all–but how do you capture the little things?

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Should I format or erase my memory cards?

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It’s Archiving Month at Rockbrook Camera, and what better time than to discuss how you work with your day-to-day memory cards!

You’ve backed up your photographs to your computer, an external hard drive, DVD, jump drive, prints, online backup, card catalog, or whatever other filing system you have devised–and now you’re ready to clear your card and start over. What is the best way to do it? There are a couple of options right on your camera: erasing and formatting. Both have their benefits, and both have their drawbacks.

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