If you want to take action photos like a pro, you'll need the right equipment. With the vast array of cameras available, choosing the right one for you may be confusing. Before you purchase any new equipment, take this quiz to learn about what you'll need to take good action photos.
Some photographs have become a part of the American collective psyche, such as the Hindenburg going down in flames and Lee Harvey Oswald being shot by Jack Ruby.
Great photographers have an eye for the perfect shot.
A photographer's eye is knowing what would make a great shot and having the skill to capture the perfect picture.
The settings on a single-lens reflex (SLR) camera may be customized.
Point-and-shoot cameras are more affordable than SLR cameras.
The less expensive point-and-shoot camera is lightweight and easy to use.
Usually a point-and-shoot camera will have a fixed lens.
Both cameras can use a zoom lens for distant subjects.
For an action shot like a midfield tackle, you will need a SLR camera.
The greatest difference is the point of view.
The photographer does not see the exact image through the viewfinder of a point-and-shoot camera.
With an SLR camera, the photographer sees the exact image through the viewfinder.
For an action shot, the best camera would be a SLR or digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera.
A DSLR camera with larger pixels is the best choice for action photography.
A DSLR camera will maintain its value better than a SLR or a point-and-shoot camera.
The DSLR camera is the most expensive of the choices.
A telephoto lens will produce the best action photos.
The f-stop is the number that indicates the width of the aperture at a particular moment.
The ISO number determines the speed of the film.
A tripod will give you a firm base from which to take pictures like a pro.