How to take great photos while running

Have you ever been out on a run and thought the view would make an excellent photo? With a few simple ideas, you can take high quality photos while running. This isn’t limited to early morning sunrises, either. There’s tips here for race day photos and the etiquette of taking photos while running with others. Plan your run If there’s a scenic spot you’d like to photograph, map your route so that it forms the half way mark or turn around point in the run. You’ll likely be more comfortable with stopping for a moment to take the photo, rather than interrupting your rhythm. Dawn runs are poorly lit Take care if you’re hunting the perfect sunrise picture. If you’re in an unfamiliar area of running on trails in the dark you’ve got a good chance of tripping over. Don’t be afraid to go slowly, or even walk to your photo spot. Run home with the morning sun lighting your way. Leave the zoom alone Smart phone cameras give you the option of zooming in. Often there’s a reduction in quality, so simply forget it. If you want to narrow the focus of your photo you can do it later using cropping and editing tools on a computer or your phone. Show off your race day success First a security tip: don’t post photos of your bib number prior to the race. There have been cases of bib numbers being replicated and impersonated, effectively stealing your spot in the race. After the race is done, celebrate with plenty of photos. If you’ve travelled for the race, include landmarks in your shots where you can. It really highlights the effort you made to participate. Consider other runners Please don’t stop in the middle of the path to take photos while running. If you notice an eye-catching opportunity, move off the path completely, then stop and take out your camera. Runners behind you will not expect you to stop suddenly. If you are running on trails, be mindful of where you are while taking photos. Do not risk a medical evacuation thanks to a fall or collision, just for a good shot. About Enertor Advanced Technology InsolesEnertor insoles are designed to prevent a number of common running injuries and provide more comfort. Designed by leading podiatrists to reduce your risk of injury, the unique design features support your foot throughout training. Enertor insoles are enhanced by D3O impact protection technology, which means they can provide more shock absorption than any other insole. Our expertise, combined with the patented D3O shock absorption technology, enables Enertor to deliver the most advanced injury prevention insoles on the market today. Enertor insoles are available to buy from our online shop. Whilst Enertor has over 18 years Orthotics experience, our blog content is provided for informational purposes only and it is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical advice. Enertor advises anyone with an injury to seek their own medical advice – and do not make any health or medical related decisions based solely on information found on this site.

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