Great Action Shots: National Geographic Photography

Produced in Partnership With National Geographic

Whether you’re photographing the drama of a sports match or the wonder of tigers at play— there are settings on your camera that produce crisp, clear movement of your subjects.

The secret? Your camera’s “burst mode” and a fast shutter speed.

These settings allow, all the movement (from flailing limbs to drops of water) becomes frozen in time without blurring, and the viewer gets a front-row seat of all the excitement.

Watch the video below for a more in-depth explanation about fast-speed photography, hosted by National Geographic Photographer Steve Winter.

Masters of Photography by The Great CoursesThis helpful tip is just one of hundreds of techniques found in the course National Geographic Masters of Photography, available to stream now on The Great Courses Plus.