My dear friend Michelle is battling ALS, a gruesome, fatal disease for which there is no cure.  This morning the kids and I walked in a 5K to raise money to research ALS as well as help Michelle and her family renovate their home and make it wheelchair accessible for her as her disease progresses.

Of all the photos I shot this morning — the runners/walkers checking in, the starting line, and during the race — this shot of a mother and young daughter laughing as they prepared to cross the finish line together was my favorite.

How did I do?  Any tips to share about action shots?

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  1. A fun and great shot! And I like the idea of running for a good cause.

    • Thanks, Inga! I hope my friend’s family raised the rest of what they needed for their home renovations!

  2. I think you did a great job on this shot. You captured the morher’s expression beautifully.

  3. Beautiful photo! I hadn’t heard of ALS! Thanks for educating me.

    • Thanks for your encouragement, Madhu. ALS is an awful disease in which you become a prisoner in your body as your mind stays sharp but you lose the ability to move. I’m so grateful to everyone who came out yesterday to run for my friend, Michelle!

  4. Well done! My Aunt has ALS so I know just how devastating this diesease is. Keep up the fundraising!

    • Dear Chillbrook, I am so sorry to hear about your Aunt. I will be thinking of her as she battles one of the most horrific diseases I know.

  5. I should also say that’s a smashing picture! 🙂

  6. Awwww thank you so much for sharing this with us! The picture is good, I know with me sometimes raising the ISO can help with action shots. Maybe adjusting both the shutter speed and the ISO, but all cameras are different, just play around with it 🙂 I think it’s a great picture though 😀


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Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


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