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Capturing The Moment by Michael Freeman

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Despite the technical-sounding title, this chapter is as much about ideas as about operating the camera. Rather more so, in fact, because well before the mechanical issues of shutter speed, the choice of single or continuous triggering, and other settings, there’s the basic matter of what kind of moment will be the best one. The difference between the continuous flow of action that we see and experience in life, and a still slice taken out of it, is a major jump, and not a completely natural one, either. We probably take it for granted more than we should, that the camera is going to efficiently deliver a still version of what we’re ...

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