1,2, 3, JUMP! What is more exhilarating than jumping with a bunch of your friends during sunset and have the best moments captured by the camera. We perfectly feel the disappointment that you have whenever one of your friends was not in a good jumping position.
In this article, we explore tips to help you to take the best jumping pictures. We have shared these tips with a lot of people and have proven useful in taking the best memorable jump shots.
#1 Shutter Speed of the Cameras
Most people find it difficult in synchronizing the time of jumping whenever they are capturing jumping shots. Furthermore, some may jump higher, some may not be able to achieve a certain height. Therefore, finding the perfect time to capture the moments of everyone jumping is extremely difficult.
Preferably, we recommend you to use a camera with a shutter speed that is equipped with 1/200 seconds or more. The faster the shutter speed (1/100 seconds or 1/200 seconds, etc) , the more crisp and clear the images would be. Moreover, increasing the shutter speed of the camera definitely would help to ease the problem of camera shake.
#2 Fully Utilise Focus Mode of the Cameras
In addition to shutter speed, you should alo fully utilise the focus mode of the camera to help capture the best jumping shots. In respect of the focus mode of the camera, we recommend you to manually adjust your aperture setting to (f5.6-f8) to have the best focus on your jumping shots. You want to avoid the situation where your jumping shots appear blurry and out of focus – we highly recommend you to adjust the Area AF mode (or manual focus) to capture amazing jumping shots.
#3 Use A Tripod
You wouldn’t want to be left out in a jumping shot as a photographer. Our next tip is to use a tripod to stabilise the camera (if you don’t have a tripod, place the camera at somewhere stable that can properly support your camera) and use the self-timer to capture your best moments. Using a tripod also helps to reduce camera shake that often occurs as a result of hand-holding the camera.
#4 Using the Flash of the Cameras
Using the flash will help to freeze motion especially against a background that is darker. We recommend adjusting the flash using the “rear-curtain sync” – it truly helps to absorb background light before the flash is activated and freezes the subject at the end of the motion trail. Note however, activating this “rear-curtain syn” may lead to slowing down the shutter speed. Therefore, we recommend increasing the ISO to boost the shutter speed in order to capture the best jumping shot.
#5 Activating the Lens’ Shock
If you don’t have a tripod or a stable surface where you can place your camera, we recommend you to activate the lens’ shock to reduce the effect of the camera shake.
#6 Take Shots from Lower Angles
Low-angle shots not only make the person look sleek, it also gives a false impression that the person has jumped high to a certain height.
#7 Using Wide-Angle Lens
To increase the fun of jumping and to give it a more 3D image to it, you can also use wide angle-lens to achieve fun jumping shots that you have always wanted.
#8 Tips to jump
Other than having a good photographic skill, the jumping bunch should always collaborate – that’s where fun starts.
The tips are as follows:
- Jump High
- Synchronize the Time to Jump (ALWAYS COUNT 1,2,3)
- Pose your favourite poses. (Be as creative as you can)
- Smile and don’t block your face.
FINALLY HAVE FUN WITH YOUR FRIENDS!