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I have recently started photographing outdoor sports, and I want to know when I see a good play happening, should I immediately hold down the rapid-shot button, and take a ton of pictures hoping to get a good one? Or should I set the camera and take a few pictures of the intense moments? Even after he game, I usually only end up deleting the really bad pictures, and keep all of the in-focus pictures thinking that they portray a good action sequence? So, to sum it up, is there a good balance between lots of pictures and a small amount of space?

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If you're shooting at 1/500th of a second at 10 fps, you're missing 98% of the possible action. :)

While I do fire rapidly at key moments, I think you'd be better served waiting for those key moments rather than just mashing the shutter button when you see a good play starting. Depending on your buffer size, you may be out of room and waiting for the buffer to catch up when the really good action is happening.

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When it comes to taking photos of sport I find the more the better, sometimes it only takes a player to move a small amount to make a difference to the end image. That said I found that the more often I did it the less images I took as I was able to learn from previous successes and failures. Shoot away!

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