ourdoor.pictures newsletter #2 - April 2018
Welcome to the April newsletter of outdoor.pictures!
In this second issue of our newsletter, we would like to inform you about two type of photography that are quite similar from a technical point of view: sports photography and animal (wildlife) photography.
The material – meaning the camera and lens – you use for both kinds is pretty much the same: you need a camera with a fast burst mode (at least 7 pictures per second, the more the better), a tele lens and normally also a monopod or a tripod, simply because of the combination of such a camera and lens being quite heavy and the risk of blurring with a tele lens is also high.
For sports photography it depends if you’re on an indoor or outdoor event and in the latter case, if you’re doing it on a sunny day or in a “dark” arena with weak floodlights. For sports under these conditions or for indoor events, an aperture of minimum 4, but better would be even 2.8, are inevitable. In a sports hall – where you don’t need super tele lenses – you could also use an f1.8 lens. This obviously is also the case for outdoor animal photogrpahy in bad light conditions. For these – as explained in our first newsletter – you need probably even longer range lenses as for a football or rugby game for example. In a stadium for these to sports, 300mm on a crop camera or 400m on a full frame camera shop be enough, while in wildlife you will need more than that, so a converter or a bigger (and this much more expensive) tele lens will have to reach – combined – a length of about 700-1000mm.
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