Action Shot with a Point and Shoot

Sometimes you get lucky. Luck favors the prepared, though.

I’ve been using my Canon G9 long enough that I kind of have the timing figured out for shooting action shots. More or less.

Usually, I compose first, expecting the action. Then it’s a matter of pressing the shutter release. This is the _only_ shot I took of our friend Tanner hitting water balloons with a fat bat. If I had my druthers, I would have preferred to see his face, so maybe a moment sooner on the shutter button next time.

Interesting question: is it still a “shutter release” on digital cameras with no shutters?

Author: eric

Eric Holsinger is a software professional and photography enthusiast in Southern Maine.

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