Originally Posted by hazelrunpack
Nah. I could never get a shot like that. The Pack is hydrophobic! They abhor water!
Awesome water shots, rik!
Originally Posted by Dee-O-Gee
Amazing shots and thanks for the tips, Rik!
Like Hazel, I have 2 water dogs that..well....don't know how to swim.
I guess I could try the settings you suggested on them catching a ball or something but no water effects with my pups.
These kinds of action shots are not so difficult. Focus is no problem. Only the shutter speed. You need at least 1/640. If there is not enough light increase your ISO. Each time you double the ISO (for example, from 100 to 200), the camera needs only half as much light for the same exposure. If your shutter speed is is 1/320 with iso 100 it will be 1/640 with iso 200 and 1/1280 with iso 400.
If the dog or whatever moves fast in your direction it needs a different approach.
I use the continuous focus on my Nikon (AF-C) (Canon it is Al Servo AF). It keeps moving objects sharp within the viewfinder as you track the object.
If your camera do not have a continuous focus you can try this;
If the movement is predictable you can manual focus on that predictable point and press the button if the object (dog) is at that point.
(Continuous focus is much easier