Philly PAC Action Shoot At FDR Skatepark
On Wednesday, August 14th, twenty members of the Philly PAC ventured out to Philadelphia’s FDR Skatepark
Positioning ourselves around the skatepark, we used a variety of equipment to capture the action. Lenses included telephoto, fast primes, wide angle and ever fisheyes. Bare flash was used in many instances to help stop the action as a good deal of the park was in shadow.
We soon learned just how tough action photography can be, but everyone was so willing to offer advice and assistance that the evening was a great success. As the evening came to a close more than one person asked, “so when are we going to do this again”. Having fun, networking, learning new techniques is what the Philly PAC is all about and the sports action shoot definitely showcased this.
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Hillary Shemin says
Great post Joe! I love that the group wants to do it again..we may need to set that up! I certainly could learn a thing or two (or three) about sports/action photography. Great shots illustrating the event.. I hope to join you the next time one of these shoots is set up!
Babe Barton says
I like the PAC Blog and this particular one on Skate or Shoot was a good read. I learned about what one has to do in order to get the best fast moving photo and simultaneously be one with the subjects movements. This must be what is I call “fast pace action photographing”! I am impressed by all the photos here, particularly the photo that shows subject skating in a wave of artsy blue graffiti that takes the senses to an ocean of bellowing waves and surfboards! Love to see more photography of this. 🙂