Single Shot with Action Shots | Transcription

Let’s go ahead and move to the second demonstration. What we’re going to do now is Yvette, I’m going to have you running along this road. We’re going to shoot it from the side and I’m going to go ahead and switch to my Rebel while we do this, but what we’re going to do is we can use single-servo focus still when we’re shooting basically, perpendicular to the action. What I mean is if Yvette’s running on a road going this way, and I’m shooting going this way, well the relative distance from me to my subject is really quite similar at different points of that path. Yes, it does change a little bit but as long as we’re shooting kind of further back and we’re not necessarily at F1.2 or F1.0, it’s still going to be sharp enough and we can still use single focus in these kinds of situations where we just kind of track over the subject. I’m going to show you guys exactly what I mean. I’m going to stop talking.

Let’s go ahead and get our settings set up on our Canon Rebel here. What I’m going to do is I’m going to shoot at F2. Let’s go ahead and get a reading on the scene and in this case, I can use my live view and my preview and it looks like at 1/800th of a shutter speed, so 1/800th of a second, at F2 and ISO 100, is right about spot on. I’m going actually to 1/1000th. 1/1000th isn’t going to freeze all the action really well. The other thing I’m going to do, I need to make sure is to turn on my single shooting. We’re going to make sure that it’s actually on continuous shooting so we get more than one frame at a time. After I get the focus, I’m going to keep shooting as she moves through the frame. There’s a line in the road that’s actually just perfectly kind of showing where she’s going to be running, where the action’s going to be occurring. What I’m going to do is just pre-focus right on that line and then I’m just going to hold it all the way through the shot. You can see it works actually incredibly well.

Let’s go ahead and just grab our pre-focus. Okay, all I’m going to do is just hold down the shutter halfway to hold it, and Yvette, let’s start the action.

Perfect. All right that’s perfect. We got the shot and we used single shot in this case even though there was action going on. Okay, so now let’s move on to the Servo modes.

CHAPTER 1: BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY CONCEPTS

CHAPTER 2: UNDERSTANDING EXPOSURE

CHAPTER 3: FROM AUTO MODES TO MANUAL

CHAPTER 4: SHARP IMAGES AND FOCUSING TECHNIQUES

Chapter 5: COMPOSITION, ARTISTRY, AND CREATING GREAT IMAGES

Chapter 6: LEARNING MORE ABOUT YOUR CAMERA

Chapter 7: BONUS

Total Course Run Time: 6H 30M 21S