Turn Off the Olympics! Make Your Own Action Sports Photography Adventure Instead

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Let the action sports photography begin! Get off the couch and into the game by learning everything you need to know to take extreme sports action and adventure photographs.

You need to go out and create these things yourself. If you're having a great adventure, that will translate into great pictures.

With the Olympics in full swing, we're naturally focused on sports. But rather than just sit and watch, why not get into the game instead? Enjoy the thrill of pushing the envelope and taking action sports... and action sports photography... to the next level. Dive into the adventure of dynamic sports photography and capture Olympic-class action shots all your own.

Master action and sports photographer Charlie Borland shares his professional know-how with host Dr. Audri Lanford on this week's free "7 Photography Questions" podcast. Listen in and learn how you, too, can take incredible adventure sports and high impact action photographs.

"You won't get the pictures if you're not out there," emphasizes Borland. "You need to go out and create these things yourself. If you're having a great adventure, that will translate into great pictures." However, he adds that lighting is absolutely critical. "Always be aware of the light. Light is the number one fundamental emotional draw to a photograph."

In this interview Borland explains how to use light effectively and answers 7 burning adventure sports photography questions - covering rafting, skiing, rock climbing, surfing and more. Find out:

  • The single biggest mistake people make when they photograph adventure and action sports.
  • How to get close to the action without jeopardizing equipment or safety, despite snowy conditions or water spray.
  • Where to find authentic sports and extreme action models and competitors to participate in your photo shoots.
  • How to add drama and emotion to action sports photographs.
  • What you can do to anticipate the action and strategically plan to make it happen.

Toward the end of the interview, Borland discusses several of his own action sports photos and explains the tricks, techniques and secrets he used to capture them. You can hear the entire interview (it's free) and learn how to create your own action adventure and sports photography portfolio here.

About 7PhotographyQuestions.com
Interviews with top photographers are posted to http://www.7PhotographyQuestions.com every Tuesday. Listeners can use any computer to hear the podcast at the 7PhotographyQuestions.com Web site, or easily download it to any MP3 player, or subscribe at iTunes for iPods and iPhones. Interview transcripts are also posted to the Web site, as well as Show Notes, the photographs that are discussed, and all of the resources mentioned in each podcast. You can find all the current podcasts here. http://www.7photographyquestions.com/audio-podcast/

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