On Any Sunday,Go Climb-Using A Zoom Lens Handheld
A bit of a deceptive image this, i was about 300 meters down on the road with my Sigma 70-300. Looks like this climber is just starting off on her climb-not a bit of it, she is about 25 meters up on the rockface, looks like she may´be using some friction boots on this climb, stuck nicely to the rockface!
Increased the res to 600 (as i always do) increased px size to 10,000 or thereabouts then cropped in close in PS, reduced the size to 1024 for wordpress. For me detail is´nt the most important aspect,in this, the activity is.
Now, my fellow photo bloggers know this, but in case your here wondering why your images using a zoom, handheld are coming out not so sharp, here´s a little trick worth filing away in you´re mental hard drive- think 1/1- if you´ve got 300mm focal as this is, you´re shutter should be minimum 1/300 sec- in this case it´s 1/800 just to be sure. I only use manual as that´s what i´m comfortable with but it works with AV/EV as well. All cameras are different so understanding manual settings will give you the edge. Find a safe place to take your image, (this was from a mountain road with cars whizzing by every 2 minutes) so i put myself on the safe side of the crash barrier and sat down, (whenever i try to take this type of photo´s standing up they almost always come out crap)! take your time to hold the camera steady and you´re sorted,done and dusted!
OK it´s not NatGeo stuff but certainly better than something that looks like i´ve taken a picture of a fly on the wall!
|Canon 5D MKII|f/13|1/800 sec|ISO-400|Sigma 70-300@ 300mm|