Freezing fast-moving action can be a daunting challenge when you're starting out in photography. Which camera settings should you use? How should you focus the lens? What techniques will deliver razor-sharp results?
Deborah, a young photographer and action sports enthusiast from Lyon, France was keen to get some answers.
"I've been really struggling with focusing and framing," she explains. "I want to learn the right techniques to get my subject sharp, and how to choose the perfect angle when it comes to shooting action."
To help Deborah fast-track her action photography skills, we teamed her up with Canon Ambassador and mountain biking photographer Jean-baptiste Liautard (Jb), on a stunt-filled shoot with French slopestyle mountain bike athlete Jéremy Berthier.
Jb normally shoots with a Canon EOS R5, but to prove that you don't need pro kit to take professional-looking pictures, the pair were given a Canon EOS RP and a Canon RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM lens to work with.
Discover how Deborah handled the challenges and read Jb's top tips for shooting action.