Do I need high FPS to get good pictures of children?
If I have a camera with a relatively slow burst rate, is it still possible to get pictures as good as I could get by holding down the shutter button of a camera which captures many frames per second?
Children not only move quickly, but their best expressions are so fleeting. It seems like it might be important to have many different instants captured in quick succession, so I have options to choose from.
Without a high framerate, is it a matter of getting lucky, or is there a way to guarantee good results? (Or at least to increase their chances?)
I've even heard people say that an experienced photographer can take a better photo with a single shot than one can get with many "pray and spray" frames. Is this hyperbole, or is it really true?
If there is a better way, what's the secret? Can one learn and practice it, or is it an inherent skill? (Or something that just develops through time?)
(Inspired by this comment.)