Monday, 15 April 2013

Taking pictures of running dogs with the Nikon 7100

As first subject to learn about my new camera, the Nikon 7100, I selected speed photography. Taking pictures of moving objects. On what am I going to practice? Well Tessa our Golden Retriever is going to help me. Kristel throws the ball into my direction and I keep on taking pictures of Tessa running by.

All running pictures are taken at a shutter speed of 1/1250sec. The first three with an exposure of f/4,5 and ISO125. However, I would like to have Tessa a lot sharper. So I tried increasing the exposure to f/8 more focus on the foreground where Tessa is running but now the picture was too dark. I continued increasing exposure up to f/13 and ISO400. The pictures are still too dark. I need more practice and do not yet succeed to put the focus only on the running dog. I also added some static pictures of Tommie and Tessa.

Als eerste onderwerp om met mijn nieuwe camera, de Nikon 7100, te oefenen koos ik snelheid. Het fotograferen van bewegende objecten. Op wat ga ik oefenen? Wel, Tessa onze Golden Retriever zal mij wel wat helpen. Kristel gooit de bal in mijn richting en ik neem steeds foto’s van de voorbij rennende Tessa. 

Alle bewegende foto’s hebben een versnelde sluitertijd van 1/1250sec. De eerste drie foto’s met een diafragma van f/4,5 en ISO125. Graag had ik Tessa wat scherper gehad. Zo ik probeerde het diafragma te verhogen om de focus meer op de voorgrond te brengen waar Tessa loopt. De foto’s waren echter te donker. Ik bleef het diafragma verhogen tot f/13 alsook de ISO tot 400. De foto’s zijn nog steeds een beetje donker. Ik moet meer ervaring opdoen en slaag er nog niet in de scherpte enkel op de lopende hond te leggen. Omdat ik ze leuk vind voeg ik nog enkele stilstaande beelden van Tommie en Tessa toe aan het artikel..
 
Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

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13 comments:

  1. Hoe groter de brandpuntsafstand, Filip, hoe kleiner de scherptediepte, en een kleinere snelheid kan best... Proberen !
    Lie(f)s.

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  2. dat wordt even zoeken Filip...


    en het leverde al een aardig resultaat op

    groeten


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  3. Leuke foto's met de uitdaging genoemd fotografie :).

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  4. I think that you are having fun and enjoying your new camera.

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  5. Absolutely great action photos of your adorable pups! It's a work in progress learning your camera, but it sure is fun along the way!

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  6. thanks for sharing your first results:-))you should definitely try to follow Tessa movements with your lens (basically moving your lens with her while focusing), keep us posted on the results!

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  7. Tessa looks gorgeous anyway!! I look forward to seeing more from this new camera!!

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  8. Practice makes perfect. You are close to the goal, Filip.
    Greetings

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  9. You have two lovely dogs and a nice new camera. Its fun trying to learn new stuff. I have an article about photographing fast moving objects you may be interested in.http://loganu3acameraclub.blogspot.com.au/p/photographing-fast-moving-objects.html

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  10. Congratulation on buying a new toy.

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  11. You are doing well with your new camera.

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  12. Think you did pretty well here, and of course, if something is a bit dark, you can always fix it in post processing. I am sure that on the top of your camera you will have the M,A, S, and P choices. If you put the camera on S ( shutter mode), the camera will make all of the other choices for you to make the photo turn out. Practice makes perfect. Also If you are choosing to adjust the f stop, do the lowest number, and that will help your focus just be on the dog, and not the background. But first, I would just try the S mode and let the camera do the work. This looks like alot of fun for Tessa though. FOCUS ON THE DOG ONLY COMES WITH A LOW NUMBER F STOP. Also there is a mode under menu for your focus square to track the moving object, or you can just practice a panning with your camera. Lots to learn, but a a very good outcome you have gotten.

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