Time to be with your loved ones

Time to be with loved ones

by sat

submit your photo


Hall of Fame
View past winners from this year

Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

8

The shutter you hear is a mechanical shutter and it cannot on a DSLR move fast enough to shoot at video speeds which is between 24 and 60 FPS. High-end mechanical shutters usually top at 12 FPS. The shutter used in video and high-speed drive on some cameras is an electronic shutter. There are no moving parts involved and hence no sound. The sensor simply ...


7

You can definitely take better pictures of small children with a single shot and you don't even have to be an experienced photographer (but you do need a good camera, see last paragraph). I'm not an experienced photographer, I mostly take pictures of my two (very fast) children and I used to think continuous drive is a great advantage in photographing ...


5

Why do high resolution cameras shoot stills at high resolutions, but only typically shoot video at 1080p which is about 2 megapixels? For example I have a Sony-NEX 6 which can shoot stills at 16 megapixels but only 1080p by 1920p video. There are several reasons why most high resolution still cameras that also shoot video don't produce video at ...


4

Rule #1 is to get out of their way and just wait for their expressions. It is more or less like nature photography, where you wait for hours to get the right shot (easier for you because babies are slower than birds :) ). You should be able to anticipate the emotions and have your subject in focus before the onset of the emotion. I have shot a couple of ...


4

If you have a viewfinder, I would bring the camera up to your eye, and pre-focus if possible, then just wait it out for that perfect moment. If the subject moves considerably, you have to keep pre-focusing by pressing down the shutter button halfway until you are ready to fully depress it and capture an image. If you do not have a viewfinder, the LCD screen ...


3

Practice, practice, practice. I think spontaneous people photography is one of the harder areas to master. Unlike landscape, still life, studio work etc it's something you have little control over. The only way to get it right in my opinion is to keep at it, and practice lots. That way you get used to how your subjects react, when best to click the shutter ...


3

Data rates, data rates, data rates. A high resolution photo from a 24 megapixel sensor for example is 20 to 30MB in raw or 10MB in high quality jpeg. If you were to store that many frames for video, that would be 240MB to 720MB per second. No SD card can write that fast and the amount of information that would have to be processed by the image processing ...


1

It is not so much the burst rate but the shutter speed that makes your photo blurred or not. For normal walk ~1/125s will "freeze" the motion, while for "rambunctious" (I'll have to check the exact translation of that but :-D anyway) kids I would recommend at least 1/500s. This can indeed be made possible by increasing the ISO (sensitivity), but that also ...


1

The burst rate should be based on the amount of action and how closely you need to be able to catch the shot. You should be able to adjust shutter speed to get less blur even if only doing 2 frames per second (or even just a single photo). I would recommend using a shutter fast enough to stop the motion with enough light to prevent needing high ISO and ...


1

The dpreview page for Nikon D4 mentions that the camera can shoot 9-11 fps. Considering 11 fps is the absolute maximum, but it can go as low as 9 fps, we can conclude that the Nikon D4 can in fact shoot at about 9 fps when capturing 14 bits/pixel. This is because the processor takes longer to write the increased amount of information to the memory (14 bits ...


1

It also helps to raise your ISO so you can accomodate that high shutter speed. High shutter speed = less time/less overall light but high ISO = greater sensitivity so it balances out. Pre focusing as others have said before also helps but perhaps changing to manual focus mode might be an even better option depending on the plane of focus - i.e. if the kids ...


1

In sports, the play starts and ends in instants. A high frame rate increases your chances of getting at least some record of that. With children, it's a matter of coaxing and getting the right expression. They aren't really going to escape as a fleeting sporting play might. They will remain there so long as the parent works with them. Imagine this: You have ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible