Capturing Live Photo on iPhone
One of the things that I'm thinking about when I'm shooting a fast moving action shot on the IPhone is how can I frame up my action before the action gets there? Where's the most interesting action? Where is it going to be? And how can I make that image really, really clean with not a lot of Messi background. So that's one of things I'm doing right here is I'm I've seen soaring riding around and watching where he loves to do some of his tricks and in one of his favorite things is right here where he hits this ramp and lays his bike really flat and then comes back in. So I'm just gonna go set up there, make a really clean backdrop against this blue sky, Maybe a little bit of this white lattice structure here just to provide a little context and just let him go over and over. And every time it comes through the frame, I'm just gonna take the picture. Just take the picture. Nice. That's perfect. Give me one more just like it whenever you're ready. But I'm gonna dio landscape mode this tim...
e that was in portrait mode. I'm gonna go sideways, not portrait like the style of shooting, but isn't. I'm gonna turn the camera 90 degrees. OK, But another one when you're ready. Nice. It's getting a little flow. I'll just work around you. You go ahead and hit a couple times. Okay? Touch with my little focus right there. All right, man, I'm ready when you are sweet. Give me one more of those. When I'm trying to do is I'm just also frank framing this up. Really? I know where he's going to jump. So I'm kind of composing before he enters the scene. Making a nice, really simple image here. Nice. One of the other things I'm doing in order to capture the exact moment that I wanted. I'm shooting in live photo mode, which is as soon as I have taken the picture. I can go in there and just touch, edit and select the key frame that I want. So this little moment right there, there's a great I just kind of crop his head off. Like to get it back a little bit further there. I'm gonna say it. Make that key frame. One of the things I love about the IPhone 10 is that has a thing called image signal processing, which in layman's terms, that's basically just it's a smart cameras so that it senses when fast moving action comes into the frame and it chooses the shutter speed for you. So you really don't have to use have to press that button. I'm not changing any settings or anything. I'm just framing up the real time processor in the camera just knows there's a fast moving subject in their shortens up that shutter speed captures that action, right? Just perfectly. So that's what's going on right here. I'm not doing anything fancy with the camera. I'm just touching the button. I have it in a live photo mode, so I press at one time and it captures a bunch of different versions of the image. It's almost like a high speed, Um, like a high speed camera. You get a bunch of different looks by just pressing a button one time. All right, but let's do a couple more here. Just a second and all right, man, I'm ready when you are nice. That's so good. I'm just checking out to make sure I got uh Oh. Look at that table is nice. That's super clean. I'm gonna try one other thing. You do the same thing I'm gonna frame. Oppa. Slutty. Different shot again. This is This is the best tripod in photography right here. Your ability to move around. I'm not changing much. I'm gonna change the two the two x lens on this one to the other to the telephoto. But generally speaking like these are going to be your best friend. You can zoom all that stuff, but I like using the base lenses at one X and two X. Nice looking in. My camera here is too quick at it. Nice. So again, you don't have to choose the key frame when you're in the live you all the time. After you shoot every shot, you can go back and do that any time. I just do that to make sure I got the shot that I like and and what he's given taking a little bit. Arrests allows me toe. Just make sure I captured the clean action exactly the way I wanted it. Oh, so easy. You make me look good, but I'm making you look good. You make me look good all right, you've seen me taking all kinds of action photos of soaring here at the skate park. I want to wrap up with just a couple of tips, and these tips will help you wherever you are and just it's more conceptual. House should think about action photos going to give you three things. The first thing is that I think you should be intentional about the action. You're trying t o stop and to freeze. If you think about it in almost every motion, there's there's a peak place where you'd want to try and capture that action. So rather than just letting it happen, why don't you try and be intentional about the action you're trying to stop? Think about where it's gonna look most beautiful as you take the picture. The second thing is trying to fill the frame with the action, a lot of people, etc. Taking pictures. They take pictures from a long way away. Now you have a zoom lens here on the IPhone, you got what I think is the best way to get around in the world here. Got two legs, try and get closer to the action than you otherwise might have in previous pictures and just filled the frame with the action. The phone's gonna do a great job of stopping that fast moving action because there's plenty of light. And I think you're gonna be You're gonna be more happy with the pictures you get as a result. And the third thing, which is one of the dirtiest secrets and photography is you got to take a lot of pictures just walking up, seeing action and taking one picture. You might get a great picture, but if you noticed, I show all kinds of pictures I shot, you know, portrait and landscape, vertical and horizontal. I took pictures from below, above from the side. I just had a lot of fun following soaring around just taking some pictures. I think if you try that on, you're gonna get a much better result