Photos of Moving Objects: You don’t have to have an expensive mobile to be creative by taking pictures. One of the effects most sought after by users is to freeze objects in an image, something for which it is not necessary to be a professional, just take into account two vital aspects. So we can make better photos of moving objects.
Many mobiles promise us incredible autofocus that is capable of freezing images and their protagonists on the move. But many times what happens is that these photos come out equally moved. There are some parameters that we can try to “touch” to make the protagonists of the photos appear ” frozen ”
Adjust the Shutter Speed to Photos of Moving Objects
This is the key aspect when taking a motion picture. Normally photographs are usually taken at a speed of 1/50 or 1/100, the more we increase the number that follows the bar, the less time the shutter will remain open, and therefore, the objects will appear quieter in the image. For this we will have to access the manual settings of the camera of our phone and adjust that speed, increasing it for example to 1/250.
The downside to increasing the shutter speed is that less light is captured, which is not a problem if we are photographing a moving object, person or pet in bright sunlight. But if the light begins to be scarce, you will notice that the image is much darker.
Adjust the ISO
In order to compensate for this lack of light, once we have adjusted the shutter speed to a faster setting, what we must do is also adjust the ISO in the manual controls of the camera.
With this we can adjust the brightness, adjust the ISO until the light captured by the camera is adequate, that is taking into account that the image noise is not high. For that reason, you must play with these two parameters, until you find the perfect balance between speed and light. The result, as you can see in the attached image, is a practically frozen ball in front of us, with a speed of 1/250, yes, with optimal light conditions.
Use Burst Mode
This mode can offer us very surprising results without a doubt because when we use the burst we can take several photos in a single second. These photos are typically taken at a higher shooting speed and tend to freeze the action in front of the camera better. The most logical thing is that in a moving scene if you use the burst you can find more than one image where the protagonist is completely still.
Make a Sweep With the Mobile Camera
To take, for example, the image of a cyclist speeding past us, it is better to follow his path than wait for him to pass in front of the camera. If we stay still the most normal thing is that the background of the image is sharp and the cyclist is blurred. On the other hand, if we follow the trajectory, we can achieve the opposite effect, focusing on the moving subject with high shutter speed. A few simple tips to carry out and that is the perfect base to be able to start taking photographs in the movement of a certain quality.