Originally Posted by SuperKev
Although this months theme is an absolute corker and the entires so far have been top notch, it isn't half showing up my frigging shortcomings!!
I've had some canny ideas this month and have been out now about 5 times and I'm not happy that happy with any of my efforst so far.
I've popped some of them on to Flikr
but will keep bashing away at the weekend in hope that I get something right
Some nice stuff there marra (this
is my fave), though I agree that the theme is quite technically challenging.
Shooting moving objects is very tricky. The one piece of advice I'd give you is to set your focusing to AF-C (you're currently using AF-A).
Do you know when you half-press your shutter button and the camera focuses? Well setting it to AF-C means that your camera is constantly refocusing on the moving subject as your track it, providing you have the shutter button half pressed.
AF-C = Auto Focus - Continuous. AF-A = Auto Focus - Auotmatic. In other words, AF-A means your camera is guessing what you are trying to shoot. AF-C is tailor-made for shooting moving objects.
Clear as mud, eh?
There's a good guide here to tell you how it works on a D5000.