The art of fencing photos
Jason Parnell-brookes joins Nikon School UK on their fencing portrait course at Leon Paul London for an action-sports photography masterclass
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We joined Nikon School UK on their Fencing Photography Experience day in London to learn how best to shoot a selection of fantastic fencing photos.
Throughout the day we were shown, alongside a handful of other lucky people, how to shoot controlled action shots, static sports portraits, and how to utilize high shutter speeds when using continuous lighting on location.
Shooting a sport that’s known for its explosive speed, it was necessary to set up our Nikon camera to freeze the movement; that meant engaging continuous drive mode and using back button focusing to track the focus on our fencers.
We used continuous lighting to see exactly how the light fell on our subjects and adjusted them immediately to get the absolute best shots from the variety of sequences and postures pulled.
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Shooting a sport that’s known for its explosive speed, it was necessary to set up our Nikon camera to freeze the movement
Fencing photography is just one of many Nikon School experiences