Continuous Shooting Mode – Learn a Mode Monday
For today’s Learn a Mode Monday I thought I’d try something a little different and post a video of how to use your continuous shooting mode. This mode is perfect for capturing fast moving subjects like wildlife, athletes and 11 month old babies!
Check it out and let me know your thoughts!
- So remember, for shooting fast moving objects look for your camera’s Continuous Shooting Mode button
- Keep your finger fully depressed on the shutter button and capture all that action!
A great way to use up an entire memory card 😉
Here’s the Transcript of the video for those of you who like to read:
Hi everyone! Welcome to the 1st Camerashy Learn a Mode Monday via video. This is an exciting day for me because this is the first time that I’ve ever done a video blog. Also I would like to give a special warm welcome to all my Facebook fans. Over the last number of days our numbers have actually doubled on Facebook so I’m super excited about that. I hope that I will be able to deliver all the good content that your guys are looking for. In the meantime, lets go over to the Learn a Mode Monday since it is Monday. Today’s mode is going to be continuous shooting mode. Now this is a good mode if you are at a sporting event and you want to catch fast movement or if your kid is just on the go like my little Sophie who is always moving all the time. I want to be able to just snap quickly as she moves along and not missing a shot. So what I use for that is I use my continuous shooting mode. You might have seen this on some of the more professional looking cameras but most compact cameras can actually do this feature as well.
I’ll show you first where it is on my Digital SLR which is my Canon so that I can show you where the mode is. First of all I’ll have to turn it on at the top and the mode is usually at the back of the camera that usually has a symbol like a stack of papers.
Holding up closer, this one is just there. So all I do to select that is to turn on the continuous shot mode. Usually with most cameras you have to scroll through a couple of different modes to get the one that you want. If you are looking for that little icon like the stack of papers which I’ll be posting so you will know what it looks like under this blog.
All you do is keep your finger on the button while you’re shooting. So it’s just a matter of snapping. All I do is to continually keep my finger pressed down on the button. The method of doing it if you are at a sports event is to keep your focus onto what you are looking at. Keep your fingers on the button and you should move the camera and follow the actions along. That action is called Panning and we will probably talk about that in another blog.
On the compact camera, it’s the same exact icon. At least it is for the Canon cameras and most cameras have the similar thing. And for this Canon, it is the shortcut button on my particular camera – it is the little stack of papers symbol that you can actually see better than on the Digital SLR.
So that’s Continuous Shot Mode or Continuous Shooting Mode. Remember you keep you fingers pressed on that button and you will never miss any of the action. Thank you very much for tuning in to my latest blog cast. Hopefully I can keep them coming so keep snappin’! =)
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