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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 6.12, I set my camera to Shutter Priority (S) mode and my shutter speed to a relatively high shutter speed of 1/500 of a second to freeze the action. I followed the subject as he approached the camera and fired off a single frame as he passed directly in front of me.

Figure 6.12

Figure 6.12 Although the subject was not moving very fast, the key to this shot was tracking with him and pressing the shutter as he passed directly in front of me to freeze his movement.

ISO 200 • 1/500 sec. • f/6.3 • 35mm lens

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