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Portraits on the Move

Not all portraits are shot with the subject sitting in a chair, posed and ready for the picture. Sometimes you might want to get an action shot that says something about the person, similar to an environmental portrait. Children, especially, just like to move. Why fight it? Set up an action portrait instead.

For the photo in Figure 6.13, I set my camera to Aperture Priority mode, the focus mode to AF-C, and the release mode to Continuous High. Then I followed the subject down the hill and took photos all the way.

Figure 6.13

Figure 6.13 I used a fast shutter speed to stop the action, along with a large aperture to decrease depth of field.

ISO 250 • 1/400 sec. • f/2.8 • 200mm lens

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