IN THIS CHAPTER
Looking at camera settings designed for action photography
Choosing the right shutter speed to freeze or blur motion
Recording a burst of continuous images
Taking advantage of continuous autofocus
Giving yourself a focus safety net through depth of field
Panning to create interesting backgrounds
To most people, the term “action photography” implies the sort of pictures you see in sports magazines — a tack-sharp image of a basketball star dunking the ball or a marathon winner frozen mid-stride, crossing the finish line.
If that describes your action photography goals, the tips in this chapter will help you get there. But I also invite you to broaden your definition of what constitutes an action shot. In short, if your subject is moving, even a little bit, the techniques covered in this chapter apply. Try them when you’re shooting in a ...