There’s a trick to getting a clear shot of a moving object with a digital camera. Monday, April 16, 2001 Digital focus workaround There’s a trick to getting a clear shot of a moving object with a digital camera.
You may find that some digital camera images come out blurry. Under certain circumstances, digital cameras might be unable to focus–such as when you’re trying to capture moving objects that are not very detailed. For instance, when photographing a waterfall, the water is moving, making it diffictult for the camera to focus. Instead, try focusing on a steady object close to the intended target (i.e., the waterfall). Press the shutter release button down partway to allow it to focus. Keep this position, and aim at the moving object, then depress the shutter button to snap the shot. This way, the camera can focus first, and use the settings for the focus in capturing the final image.
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