6. Moving Target

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Tricks to Shooting Sports and Action

Whether you are shooting the action at a professional sporting event or your child at play, this chapter will teach you techniques that will 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 to conveying movement. It’s all in how you turn the dial. There are also some ...

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