Freeze! Use shutter speed priority for sharp action shots

You can capture the moment by freezing it through the use of your camera’s shutter speed priority. Shutter speed is the amount of time the shutter allows light to pass through the lens to the film or digital sensor. Learning how to use it properly gives you control and will improve your photography. Photographer Chris Wahl demonstrates how this is achieved by explaining the steps as he photographs children in motion. Using his Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Wahl sets his shutter speed to at least a 500th of a second to keep his subject nice and clear without any undesirable blurriness, particularly around the arms and legs. You can also add a telephoto lens to your camera in order to bring your subject crisply into the foreground, while leaving the background softly blurred for optimal focus. The L-series lens used in this episode is the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM. Watch this short video and shoot like a professional!

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