In the mean time, I loved this piece by Jenn Gidman with images and tips by Grady James. It's summer time and whether you're a pro needing a quick review or a serious hobbyist building your skill set, the article is loaded with great tips for action sports photography.
I captured Sara one more time zipping across one of the trails, and this one was a panning image. My go-to shutter speed for this kind of photo is 1/30th of a second; I'll adjust it from there, depending on what I see after a trial run. With pan shots, I simply try to prefocus on the trail, then follow my subject as smoothly as I can as he or she travels up and down the path. The 70-200 is the ideal lens to use for this kind of photo. I actually had a couple of those images in the same spot featuring a biker with a yellow jersey, but Sara's photo came out best because she had a better shirt to contrast with the background here.
Click on Grady's image to read the entire article, and if you'd like to see more of his work, his website is just a click away.
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