5. Moving Target

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Photo: Dean Ducas

Shooting Action, Stopping Motion, and More

Now that you have learned about the Creative modes, it’s time to put your newfound knowledge to good use. Whether you’re shooting the action at a sporting event or a child on a merry-go-round, you’ll learn techniques that will help you bring out the best in your photography when your subject is in motion.

The number one thing to know when trying to capture a moving target is that speed is king! I’m not talking about how fast your subject is moving, but rather how fast your shutter is opening and closing. Shutter speed is the key to freezing a moment in time—but also ...

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