Photography Tip: Afraid of Missing the Shot? It’s Time to Try Continuous Shooting Mode…

July 28, 2012

Photography Tip: Afraid of Missing the Shot? It’s Time to Try Continuous Shooting Mode…

Normally, your camera takes a single shot when the shutter button is pressed. In continuous shooting mode, sometimes called burst or drive mode, your camera will instead take a series of shots as long as your press and hold the shutter button.

How quickly pictures are taken in continuous shooting mode varies by camera. Most point-and-shoots will fire somewhere around 2 times per second, but many DSLRs can shoot as many as 8 times in a second. And, most cameras have a limit to the number of shots you can take in a single sequence. That number is generally bigger with DSLRs than with point-and-shoots.

Burst mode can go a long way towards increasing your chances of getting that perfect shot. With continuous shooting, you are capturing a series of images and that increases the likelihood that one of these images is the one that you were looking to get. With burst mode, you can capture a series of images and then pick out the best one later.

Continuous shooting mode is particularly helpful when you are shooting sports or any fast-moving subject. It can also come in handy when you are photographing group portraits because it increases the chances that you’ll get a shot where everybody’s eyes are open.

To learn more about continuous shooting mode, check out the following links:

How to Use Continuous Shooting Mode on a Digital Camera

Use Continuous Shooting

Bursting the Burst Mode Myth




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