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Monroe, Ohio, United States
Began my photography career as most people do...the highschool yearbook. Upon graduation I attended the US Naval Photography School in Pensacola Fla. After getting a qualification in basic photography and then later attending their Portrait School,was assigned to a military operation. Experiences included USO photography for Bob Hope, Brooke Shields, Kathy Lee Crosby and Wayne Newton.Have also had the opportunity for travel assignments to places such as Beruit, Israel, Africa, Australia, Brazil, Italy, Spain and England. Upon exiting the Navy in 1984,opened up a Tanning Salon and Health Club in Oxford,Ohio and began photographing weddings, all as a vehicle to fund my way through college. I enjoy travel, sports photography, special event and Cincinnati Reds photography. I am frequently contracted as a sports photographer by parents, sports teams, and organizations,throughout the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio areas, to provide the highest quality sports photography, both on an individual and team basis.

June 24, 2009

What Shutter Speed Should I Use?

I was asked on a website the simple question of "what shutter speed do you use" to get such clear, stop action sports photographs.

Here is my answer and a simple tutorial for any up and coming sports photographer.

It's a combo of factors that make for a picture like that or any good sports photograph;

1) Quality of your glass. I use Nikkor lenses. In this case I use a Nikkor 80-200 2.8 lens
2) Of course there's shutter speed. In these pictures I use 1/2000
3) Depth of field is very important. I try to use the lenses optimal preformance aperature for sports (5.6-6.5)
4) ISO. The lower the better. On sunny days I try to stay at 200
5) And finally, focal point. I focus in on the face.

The intangibles are an understanding of the flow of the game, player tendancies, angle of vision and...a little luck!

Posted by Cincinnati and Dayton Sports Photographer Vincent Rush of Monroe, Ohio. For more information (877) 858-6295

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