When it comes to capturing video of sports action, there are rarely any second chances. This is why professional skate videographer Dan Higginson has to get his footage spot-on, first time, every time. "We could be filming a skater all day, and they might execute a complex trick just once – that's how crucial it is to get everything right," he explains.
Dan is co-founder of Clockwise Media, a production company that creates branded content, events and documentaries and specialises in filming sports. "My approach to sports filming isn't defined by hard-and-fast rules," he says. "It's in the nature of sport that you have to be versatile and flexible, and this may mean changing video settings on the fly. However, there are plenty of features and functions on Canon's cameras that you can leverage to increase your odds of capturing great footage."
Here, Dan offers his advice on the best settings for shooting sports, based on his own experience of using Canon kit.