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Monday, 20 February 2012

How to shoot a paraglider and spectators in one shot

Travel Photography - Advice and Tips

By Darren Stones

One of the fascinating aspects of travel photography is photographing people watching action. It's a good idea to keep looking at the crowd and see how you can work spectators into your action shots.

Paragliding is not the easiest sports to combine the action and spectators, but it can be done with an appropriate selection of lens and vantage point.

Near Bells Beach in Victoria, there is an excellent lookout for spectators to view paragliding. It's a brilliant spectacle to see the paragliders flying over the heads of onlookers on a sunny day, and the use of a wide-angle lens provides the photographer the chance to get up close to the spectators and photograph them and a paraglider.

Travel Photography Tip: Put a wide-angle lens on your camera, get in close to the spectators, and capture them watching the action. It makes for interesting people shots.

Paragliding at Torquay, Victoria, Australia IMG_5616_Torquay
Paragliding at Torquay by Darren Stones

Photograph details:
Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens @ 10mm
Filter: Polariser
Exposure: f/8, 1/640sec, ISO-400, RAW

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