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Nikon D5500: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Rob Sylvan

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5. Moving Targets

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ISO 250 • 1/1000 sec. • f/2.8 • 150mm lens

Tricks for Shooting Subjects in Motion

Now that you have learned about the professional modes, it’s time to put your newfound knowledge to good use. Whether you are shooting the action at a professional sporting event, an osprey swooping for a fish, or a child on a merry-go-round, you’ll learn techniques that will help you bring out the best in your photography when your subject is in motion.

The number one thing to know when trying to capture a moving target is that speed is king! I’m not talking about how fast your subject is moving but rather how fast your shutter is opening and ...

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