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    Shoot sharper sports photography: pro techniques and the settings they use

    | Photography Tips | 24/07/2012 11:26am
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    Capture action as it unfolds

     

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    Use a continuous mode: it’s there to help you get more bites of the cherry and is ideal for shooting fast-moving subjects as it gives you more choice of pictures from a specific sequence of events.

    Once the motor drive mode is set, and you’ve half-pressed the shutter button to lock your focus, you simply hold down the shutter and your camera will take a rapid-fire succession of exposures until it fills the memory buffer.

    As an example, the Canon EOS 7D in High-Speed Continuous mode fires off 8fps (for 15 raw files or 126 JPEGs), the EOS 60D manages a 5.3fps burst (for 16 raws or 58 JPEGs), while the Nikon D7000 weighs in at 6fps (for 15 raws and 31 JPEGs).

    PAGE 1: The best shutter speeds for sports photography
    PAGE 2: The best AF mode for sports photography
    PAGE 3: Getting subjects in focus
    PAGE 4: Using telephoto lenses
    PAGE 5: Capture action as it unfolds

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