A to Z Challenge: Q is for Quick – it’s Burst Mode

Welcome to today’s post for the great Blogging A to Z Challenge!

Today is Q is for Quick – it’s Burst Mode.

What can I say?  Q is always hard, so I make it up as I go.  And since Burst Mode is quick, well there you have it!

Use Burst Mode when you’re taking pictures of something that’s moving.  A sporting event, a bird, whatever.  Or something that can’t sit still, like kitties.  (http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/3798/shooting-burst-mode/)

Burst Mode is a setting you have to find on your camera, and then watch out.  Apparently on my Canon it’s a setting called “continuous shooting”.

So, I cheated a little.  I tried out some continuous shooting on a video of a hummingbird.  I can see how you could easily get carried away with this, run out of memory, and then have to look at and potentially edit hundreds of pictures.  I think this is a mode to carefully consider before using!

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Posted on April 20, 2016, in A to Z Challenge and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Yep. And you can change how many frames/second you want released as well, likely. I use Nikon so not familiar with your settings. I can set mine to 3, 6,etc frames/ second. When that shutter is released, boom. There it goes. Great shot of the humming bird. 😃

    • Something I need to experiment with for sure. As for the humming bird, I can take no credit for that, aside from using burst mode on a YouTube video. I will have to take some time to re-fill our feeders and then just sit in wait out on our deck!! 🙂

  2. I tried quick burst mode photos once, but now I want to explore this more. Wonderful captures of the little hummingbird.

  3. Burst mode can be very useful for birds and butterflies but yes. the fear of editing looms large. Glad to be here from the A to Z Challenge 🙂

  4. here is to the problems with Q!
    For me it is always Q and Y that I have to think really hard… 😉
    Great job on your Q though! 😀

  5. Goodness, yes I can see how someone (okay, me!) could get carried away with burst mode! 🙂

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