Use Back Button Focus to Capture the Action

One of the best tips I've heard to improve your speed and efficiency when taking photos is using Back Button Focus (BBF). Most DSLR cameras these days allow you to remove the focusing functionality from your shutter button, and program a button on the back of your camera for focusing and exposure instead.

How I became a photographer

Believe it or not, it wasn't always my goal to become a professional photographer.  Although I enjoyed taking pictures, like most people, my original plan as a kid was to become an aerospace engineer. A very different path, right?  Well, I had some engineers in my family and, being the action-movie-lovin kid that I was, my thought process was, "maybe I can help build a cool space ship!"