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Chapter 2. Capturing Common Images and Movies > Shoot a Fast-Moving Subject

8. Shoot a Fast-Moving Subject

Before You Begin

1 About Photography


Sometimes a subject just won't sit still for a photo, and you have to capture it “on the run.” When dealing with a fast-moving subject (whether it's a race car, a dancer, or an uncooperative toddler), the most important element of your photo is sharpness. To control sharpness when taking a photo of a fast-moving subject, you increase the shutter speed, so you'll want to change to shutter-priority mode if your camera offers one. Even if you can't override your camera's shutter-speed selection, you'll learn some tricks in this task to help you capture your fast-moving subject successfully.


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