Appendix J Suggested starting speeds to freeze the action of different events

Table J.1

Location

Shutter speed (seconds)

Motor sport - straight towards the photographer

1/1000

Motor sport - turning a corner panning

1/125

Athletics - running

1/250

Athletics - long/high jump

1/500

Football

1/250

Ballet dancer leaping - fully lit stage

1/250 (non-pan)

Ballet dancer-fully lit stage

1/125

Pole vault

1/500

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