Join Steve Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Fire hydrant burst photo critique, part of Photo Critique of the Week.
- Many of our cameras have very fast frame rates,…three, four, five, even 10 or 11 frames per second,…but that's not necessarily a substitute…for triggering the shutter at exactly the decisive moment.…Hi, I'm Steve Simon, the passionate photographer,…and welcome to another edition of Critique of the Week.…This week we're going to look at a burst of images that I made…a summer ago in Brooklyn, New York.…And I always like to sort of show you all the images,…so you get a sense of what we're going to be looking at.…
But the idea of capturing…sort of a very fast action situation…for me it's really important to capture the decisive moment.…And that's why sometimes when I have cameras…that have a very fast frame rate I'll take advantage of that…by photographing a burst of action…and then, hopefully, and depending on the frame rate,…I will capture that decisive moment.…There's two schools of thought though.…You don't necessarily have to do a burst of action,…you can just wait and be patient…and develop your skills and capture that decisive moment,…
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