FREEZING MOTION - SPORTS MODE
Some cameras have a sports or running man mode. This setting is for freezing action. It uses a fast shutter speed. We will be learning how to change your shutter speed to blur motion in a later lesson.
On sports mode, your subject should still be in sharp focus with minimal if any movement blur.
It captures a moment in time.
Tip for capturing movement: Push your shutter button just before you think you need to. A digital camera will always have a slight delay after you push the shutter button to when it takes the photo. It will take a few practice shots for you to figure out your own camera's response.
Remember when shooting a moving object you may need to follow it with your camera, even while you are clicking the shutter button. ‘Panning’.
NOW FOR SOME FUN!!
Freezing Action Photo Challenge:
Take photos of 3 different movement scenarios and then pick out your best 3 from them all.
A running or jumping person. Skip rope or trampoline jumping. Hop scotch.
Flowing water. Colour some water, splatter some paint, water bombs!
A moving car, racing, hotwheels, mountain biking.
Remember we are freezing movement for this lesson. We will be blurring movement for more fun later.