10-13-2013 10:52 AM
What's the best setting for shooting fast-moving young children with my T4i? I get a lot of blurry pictures, or pictures with the focus in the wrong place. My toddler especially moves too quickly for me to use the manual focus.
10-13-2013 11:50 AM
10-13-2013 12:08 PM - edited 10-13-2013 12:14 PM
10-13-2013 01:31 PM
I am going to guess, you have your T4i set on the little green square, full auto? And you do not have a specific focus point selected? Yes?
This is exactly why you buy a camera as capable as your Canon T4i is. You can set it the way it needs to be for difficult shots.
In full "AUTO" the camera is just concerned with getting a picture. It doesn't know you want your little one stopped in motion.
I also suppose you are indoors where light is at a premium? Depending on your conditions it may not be possible to get sharp photos without some additional light or faster lenses.
I would select and set the center focus point and set the camera toTV at least to 1/200th (faster is possible). You also have an "action" setting on your dial. You can try it, if you are unsure about those recommended settings.
What lens do you have? If it is the 'kit' lens, it isn't very fast and this may be the issue.
And lastly use a flash.
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