EX­PERT IN­SIGHT The need for speed

NPhoto - - Wildlife Masterclass -

90 per cent of wildlife shots fall down on shut­ter speed. You have to re­mem­ber that a fast shut­ter speed isn’t just needed to freeze any cam­era shake, it’s also needed to freeze the move­ment of your sub­ject. For longer lenses, such as Nikon’s 600mm f/4 [see Killer Kit #01] I try to use shut­ter speeds at least three times faster than the re­cip­ro­cal of the fo­cal length – so 1/1800 sec in the case of the 600mm, rather than the more usual 1/600 sec for static sub­jects.

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