What is a sequence in photography?
A sequence, sometimes called an image sequence, is created by using editing software such as Photoshop, to combine all photos from a camera burst into a single image. This single image then shows the path of an object or subject.
This technique is often used in action sports photography in order to depict an athlete performing a trick or extreme feat that would be difficult to document or understand with a single frame photo. A sequence is created by shooting with your camera in burst mode to fire off a quick series of back-to-back photos.
Although popular with sports photographers, it can also be a fun technique to practice at home with your kids or pets as they run around outside or jump into a pool. For it to be effective, you should set your camera to shoot in a burst mode that shoot images at between 3 and 10 frames-per-second. Even though many cameras actually shoot faster than that, you simply end up with too many overlapping images and it greatly complicates the construction of the sequence in Photoshop.