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Motion Control

How to turn moving subjects into moving photos

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There are two basic ways to handle a moving subject photographically: freeze it with a fast shutter speed or blur it with a long exposure. But there's a little more to successful action photography than that.

Capturing great action moments requires skill, luck and timing. Skill comes with practice—using your camera until setting everything properly becomes second nature. Practice the skills of the action photographer—acquiring the subject through the viewfinder (not an easy task when using a long lens) and tracking the subject accurately with the camera. It can be frustrating at first, but you'll become good at it with...



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