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David Busch’s Mastering Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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16Capturing Action

The essence of all still photography is to capture a moment in time. That’s never more true than when you’re photographing action, whether it’s your kids’ Little League or soccer teams, a volleyball game at your company picnic, a bowling tournament, or a quick snap of a fast-moving ride at an amusement park. Whether the action is frozen or blurred (perhaps intentionally), it’s apparent that the photograph has sliced off a little piece of motion.

Other types of photography also isolate a moment, although it may not appear to be so at first glance. Architectural photos freeze a moment, but a structure can sit stolidly for decades or centuries and change very little. Photographs taken from a certain hilltop location outside Toledo, ...

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