Burst mode is a feature on many cameras that allows you to take pictures in quick succession. This is great when you’re trying to capture a moving object or a fleeting moment.
Most cameras come with burst modes that range from two to 10 frames per second. If your camera doesn’t have one, you can get an app that adds burst mode functionality.
It’s often used by photographers who want to ensure they get the perfect shot, but it can also be useful for more casual shooters who just want to capture action without having to worry about timing.
If you want to capture a great shot, burst mode is an essential tool.
How does Burst Mode work?
Burst Mode captures multiple images in quick succession, so that you can pick out the best one later on. The more frames there are, the higher chance there is of capturing something interesting happening in front of you — like a bird flying by or someone moving quickly through the frame (which would otherwise blur). The important thing about Burst Mode is that it takes many photos almost instantly — much faster than our reaction times could ever manage — so it’s all about luck rather than skill: when you press the shutter button, there will inevitably be some out-of-focus shots included in the burst sequence just because they were taken too early or too late.
When should I use Burst Mode?
Burst mode is best suited for situations where you need a lot of photos in order to get one that looks good. For example, if you’re taking photos at an event or concert when people are moving around quickly and might not stay still for very long, it can help if you take a few extra shots so there’s at least one good one among them all. Burst mode can also be helpful if you have kids or pets who are constantly moving around. Even if your first few photos aren’t great, there’s a good chance one of them will turn out well and make it worth using burst mode.
Tips to use Burst Mode
Burst mode is a great feature on many cameras, allowing you to take multiple shots in quick succession. This is perfect for capturing the perfect moment, or for shooting moving subjects like kids and pets.
When you’re using burst mode, it’s easy to miss the exact instant you want. But there are a few tricks you can use to nail that perfect shot every time.
Use High Burst Rate
If your camera has a high burst rate, it means that it can take many pictures in quick succession. This is ideal for sports photography because it gives you more opportunities to capture the right moment. If you have a fast enough shutter speed, this can also be used to create motion blur effects on slow-moving subjects.
Adjust Exposure Compensation
You may need to adjust exposure compensation if your camera tends to overexpose or underexpose your images when using burst mode. You can do this by pressing +/- while holding down the shutter button so that your camera takes a picture at whatever level of brightness is currently selected on screen before taking another one at the same exposure level but adjusted up or down by one increment (e.g., -1 EV).
Don’t use burst mode for sports or action shots
The main reason why many people use burst mode is because they want to capture something that’s moving too fast for them to get with one shot. For example, if you’re taking pictures of kids playing soccer, or animals running around at the zoo — it’s easy to miss your target when you only have one chance to take their picture.
However, this isn’t the best situation for using burst mode because it takes multiple photos at once, which means there’s no guarantee that any of them will be in focus and properly exposed.
When using Burst Mode on your phone, you can consider these things:
Make sure your camera is on the right setting. Burst mode won’t work unless your camera app has this feature enabled. In general, most phones have it set to off by default. So, before you can use it, you’ll need to go into your camera settings and enable burst mode.
Hold steady while shooting with burst mode. When you’re taking pictures in rapid succession, it’s easy to get shaky or jittery — especially if you’re holding your phone with one hand while shooting with the other. This can cause blurriness in your photos because they’re not as sharp as they would be if taken one at a time. If possible, try using two hands when shooting in burst mode so that both arms are supporting the phone during each shot.