Originally Posted by bigboarder21
when i was taking pictures, i just put my camera on the sports setting and let it do all the work. one thing that i like to do is don't try and get the perfect picture in one shot, if you have enough room on the card hold the button down and go threw them all later. that is just my opinion though hope that helps
If you shoot on sports mode you loose all control of depth of field. You might end up with a bunch of photos that look like they came from a point and shoot.
If you shoot on Manual or AV with a f/stop around 4 - 5.6 (could be lower) your subject will pop.
IMHO your better off learning how to control your camera. I'm not a fan of shooting burst either.
Here's a good tutorial by Garrett. http://www.wakeboarder.com/display.phtml?a=553