Originally Posted by rizobs
Originally Posted by NayokoChan
thats pretty clean and i like the fact you caught good action in-doors. how far are you zooming in? i try to shoot sports also. got any tips for me?
thanks! i was using a Canon EF 100-400mm lens and since I was in the 200s section at MSG, I pretty much zoomed in all the way to 400mm. For sports what you really want to remember is a high shutter speed and a low aperture to balance it out. But then again, you can't always rely on that because it depends on your lighting situation. The lighting in MSG left much to be desired and since my focal length was so long, my aperture could only go as low as 5.6. I had my ISO all the way up to 1600 to let in as much light as possible but sometimes it just doesn't work out (especially since I had to keep my shutter speed pretty high in order to capture the action as sharply as possible). But luckily there's always outdoor shooting. For this
shot, the sun was out and it was a clear day, which means that my ISO only needed to be at 800 (which may still be a bit high) and I was able to bump my aperture up to 5.6 (on a f/3.5 18-55mm lens) so that I could get more details. So there's really no set way to shoot sports photography but in my experience, the three most important factors are the shutter speed (for obvious reasons) and the ISO and aperture (both for lighting and the aperture for details). I hope that helped!