Getting Started with Action Sports Photography

This video created by the guys from Snap Addict in Sydney Australia takes a look at some of the basics of shooting sports and in this case shooting fast action skateboard.

The video starts with a look at some of the equipment used for this shoot (both entry level and pro level lenses) and moves of to technique, talking about what focal length to use, aperture and shutter speed as well as the angle and timing which is extremely important for fast action sports.

We have looked at many sports photographers before as well as several video tutorials on shooting sports including Joel Grimes: Shooting Active Sports Photography in the Studio, Peter Read Miller on Sports Photography, Quick Tips for Ski Photography and Sven Martin: Shooting the Flying Bikers.

You can find more sports photography related videos on our sports photography related section here on

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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