Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video Motor drive modes, part of Photography 101 (2012).
If you're just shooting a single photo, like a portrait for example. …You only want the camera to take one picture when you push the button, click. …If you're shooting some type of action, for example sports, or race cars. …You probably want the camera to shoot a series of photos for as long as you hold …the button down, click, click, click, click, click. …That's called the motor drive function, and every camera has the ability to …switch between single, and continuous mode. …Some have low and high speed continuous modes. …And some models even have advanced modes like a slow speed mode, allowing you to …shoot even quieter in an extremely slow speed.…
So let's take a look at a couple of different camera models and see where …these buttons are. I'll start with the Canon here. …Now this is a more advanced Canon model which does have one of these more …advanced modes. So I wanted you to see what this looks like. …First of all, to change the motor drive mode on this camera. …We look for a button on the top that says AF.drive, and in this case we're …
- Carry and hold that DSLR like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera: from hands to water glasses to tripods
- Using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- What the buttons do
- Manually controlling your autofocus
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
Photography 101: Shooting in Low Lightwith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke56m 7s Appropriate for all
Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Upswith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke1h 14m Appropriate for all
1. Carry and Hold That DSLR Like a Pro
2. Stabilizing the Camera: From Hands to Water Glasses to Tripods
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Pushing Your Buttons
6. Manually Controlling Your Autofocus
7. Flash Lights
8. Upgrading Your Light
9. Changing Your Point of View
10. Buying New Gear
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