I discovered how to take acti …

I discovered how to take action photographs with a low/mid range digital camera today. This’ll probably apply to other point and shoot cameras too. As I write this I have a feeling I already read about this but forgot it, *shrug*.
First, line up your shot if you can, say you want to photograph the footballer taking a penalty. Point the camera at the ball, zoom in if you can/want and press the shutter button down half way.
This sets up the focus and exposure settings on the camera for the shot and should cut the time taken for the camera to process your shot by half.
When you see the footballer approach the ball, squeeze the shutter button fully closed before he kicks the ball. By the time the camera catches up and works it’s magic you’ll have the perfect shot!

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

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