How to use continuous mode to shoot static subjects

by Jeff Meyer |

In this tutorial we show you how to enjoy a burst of speed and use your camera’s continuous shooting mode to shoot static subjects.

Every camera now comes with a motor drive, whether it’s a blistering 14 frames per second (fps) from a pro body or a more modest 4 or 5 fps.

Irrespective of your camera’s frame rate, shooting in Continuous mode rather than Single-Shot has many benefits.

Most photographers shooting sport, for example, switch to Continuous mode as a way of capturing a sequence of images or the high point of the action. But have you ever considered setting Continuous mode to photograph static subjects?

This may seem illogical. After all, why would you need multiple identical images of the same subject? Well the point is that the images won’t necessarily be identical.

Granted, if you’re shooting a landscape or a building then it’s not going anywhere, but if you’re shooting people, wildlife or macro, then each shot is likely to be slightly different. This may be just a look in the eye that you probably won’t even notice at the time.

The thing that can change when shooting close-ups is the focus. Focusing has to be precise for macro work, and the slightest movement can throw the subject out.

By shooting in Continuous mode, you’re more likely to get at least one sharp shot as the subject moves through the best point of focus.

via Digital Camera World