Capturing Sharp Motion

Moving subjects are a challenge to photograph, especially if you are using a point & shoot camera or your phone. You need plenty of light and a quick exposure to freeze the movement for a sharp image. Check your camera's Scene options for settings such as Sports, Kids & Pets or similar descriptive titles.

Barrel racers captured with Sports mode

These modes adjust the camera's controls for fast shutter speeds and often continuous drive. Continuous drive causes the camera to make a series of pictures as long as you hold down the shutter button. Taking several frames per second increases your odds of recording the moment of peak action.

A series of frames captured with Continuous Drive

Learn how to take better action photos and other basic digital camera techniques in an afternoon session of Digital Camera Basics on March 21, 2018, in Frenchtown, Montana. Click here to register.