Nikon Assignment: All Action

This assignment is now closed.


Capturing a moment of pure action is part of the thrill of photography. The right camera settings. The perfect position. It creates a magic moment.

Action photography is unlimited. It can illustrate anything from epic adventure to an extraordinary moment in everyday life – scoring that winning goal on the soccer field, landing an extreme jump on a dirt bike, or catching the perfect wave.

Our job as photographers is to live in the moment and capture something special in a single image – just like motion picture stills photographer and Nikon Ambassador, Jasin Boland, who’s photographed for Mad Max, The Matrix, and Mission Impossible 2 and 3.

Shutter speed is crucial to action photography – faster shutter, greater clarity- while a slower shutter speed can illustrate movement and sometimes yield highly creative results. Read more about How Jasin Boland gets the perfect action shot.

The brief

Enter a single image that you feel best ‘captures the action’.

To enter, you must:

SNAP – Take an action photograph
GRAM – Post your image on Instagram
TAG – Add the hashtag #NikonAllAction and tag @NikonAustralia in the caption
FOLLOW – Follow @NikonAustralia on Instagram

Only one entry per photographer.

The prize

One lucky photographer will receive a NIKKOR AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR lens. Runners up can win one of 40 double cinema passes to MISSION : IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT, IN CINEMAS AUGUST 2.


After a mission goes drastically wrong, Ethan Hunt and the IMF team are left in a race against time in the latest instalment of the Mission : Impossible franchise. Ethan’s past comes back to haunt him as he is forced to deal with the fallout of his good intentions. While being questioned by the CIA, hunted by assassins and targeted by former allies, will Ethan be able to prevent the threat of nuclear terrorism?

In cinemas August 2.


Get up close and personal

You could win one of our favourite telephoto zoom lenses: the NIKKOR AF-S 70-200mm f/4G ED VR. Compatible with the Nikon FX format, it covers the 70–200mm range of focal lengths with a fixed maximum aperture of f/4 with focusing from infinity to close-up. High-performance, yet lightweight. Perfect for capturing the action on the sports field, events and more.

70-200mm lens


Who can enter

You must be an Australian resident to enter. Your Action image can be taken anywhere in the world, on any kind of camera/lens combination.

By entering, you agree to let Nikon Australia use your image on social media at a future date. Any images used will be credited.

Winning entry

Congratulations to this assignment’s winner Mike Angove for capturing the mountain biking action, taken on his D5 (Settings: 14-24 at 14 mm, f13, 1/40 sec, ISO 100).

Photography by Mike Angove

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