A&P how to shoot indoor sports?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by White Stormy, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    no gym for home, so I'm going to one
     
  2. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    1. use a camera

    start there.
     
  3. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    oh shit. bring a lens. i almost forgot to tell you to bring a lens. :uh:
     
  4. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    good thinking I almost didn't pack it!
     
  5. Mighty_Zeus

    Mighty_Zeus Guest

    :rofl:

    I shoot our local hockey team sometimes indoors...It's tough. The camera doesn't pick up as much light as one might think.

    So, if you have the kind of camera that can handle boosted ISO, then go that route. You have to have a DECENT zoom lens too, otherwise 50% of your shots will be shiat. Something that is around ~f/3-4 on the open end, anything less w/o VR or IS will be underexposed or blurred.

    The higher you can get away with on shutter speed the better, in my experience that's all it comes down to.

    AFA lenses, wide lenses don't work for obvious reasons...You need to see the athletes you are shooting. And in my limited experience, Primes are a no, no unless you are only shooting 1 person the entire time and you KNOW the action isn't going to get too close to you or far from you.

    Hope that helps :hs:
     
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  6. ok_computer

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    IS does nothing for sports photos, you should be above 1/500 shutter, IS is basically useless that that speed.
     
  7. Mighty_Zeus

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    I agree in most situations, not all. Sorry. That's just not the case 100% of the time. I do agree there are times to use it, and times not to, however.
     
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    it might help for curling
     
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    Only time IS is used in sports is panning. Other than that, I couldnt agree with you more and that IS is useless with sports.

    And zeus; F4 for indoor sports? Seriously? You must shoot indoors on the surface of the sun because youre not shooting indoors at F4 at 99% of gyms out there unless its with strobes.

    whitey; use whatever ISO you need to use to get the shot. Grainy pictures are better than no pictures.
     
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    came to post this
     
  11. Mighty_Zeus

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    If you paid attention to what I was saying instead of what your own e-voice was going to say, that statement was made in conjunction with the VR/IS.

    And yes, VR/IS is obviously fucking useless for anything except panning. I did not think I had to point that out....Oh, but wait. We have world-class elitists in here, I tend to forget that :rolleyes:
     
  12. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    f1.8 if you have it
    f2.8 or go home
    high iso to get the shutter speed to freeze it
    grain>blur
     
  14. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    well that place blew. spotty fluorescent lighting and no flashes allowed :greddy2:
     
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    You were wrong on both counts, and we showed you. Don't try to backtrack saying that it was a redundant statement you retard.
     
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    And you're wrong here too. VR won't stop action, it will only stop your faggotty weak shaky hands. f/4, VR or not, will NOT work unless you're aiming for soccer mom quality, if thats the case, go nuts.

    dumbass
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    2.8 is possible but 2.0 or faster is preferred if you want shutter speeds of 1/250 or faster. High ISO is pretty much required with most lighting other than pro-type stadiums.
     
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    :rofl: x infinity .... + 1 :rofl:
     

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