The idea for today is to take a picture of your child(ren) or pet(s) playing, running or moving in some way to catch them in motion.
This picture shows my dog Percy (the Cocker Spaniel) with our neighbour’s dog Bandit (the Husky) while they are playing. These two never get enough of playing together and Bandit loves to pin Percy down while Percy tries to squirm away or grab Percy’s long, floppy ears. No worries, Percy retaliates by grabbing Bandit’s cheeks or by hitching a ride while holding on to Bandit’s tail while he runs. Percy has no idea he is smaller than Bandit 🙂
To avoid a blurry photo when you photograph a child or pet in action, use a shutter speed that is fast enough to stop motion (1/125th of a second minimum).
If you prefer to use an automatic setting on your camera, use the sports mode (running man).
If you want to capture the motion in your image, slow your shutter down.
The picture above was taken before I got my T3i and before I learned as much as I now know about photography and camera settings, but I will use these options in the summer and show the results here.