Don’t Watch – Shoot!

Get beyond Instagram and sharpen up your action sports photography skills

Hannah Ustel Hannah Ustel

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“You have to watch the action with your own eyes. That’s the way you best anticipate the killer shots that might come,” says Andrew Buckley, noted surf and snow photographer. It is sometimes difficult, but there is an old sports photographer’s adage that says: ‘If you see the action through the viewfinder, then you’ve lost it’.

So, If you’re looking through the viewfinder at the moment needed for exposure by the time-shutter retracts and opens, it will be too late. It takes practice and confidence, but anticipation is one of the most crucial factors in getting the money shot.

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