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First real time shooting high school basketball

 
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Jan 06, 2016 22:08 |  #16

1/500?


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Jan 07, 2016 07:02 as a reply to  @ post 17846093 |  #17

To capture the core of the action, even 1/2000th isn't fast enough. I periodically have motion blur even at that speed. My minimum speed for basketball is 1/800th and I try to stay around 1/1600 or faster if possible.


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Jan 07, 2016 15:59 |  #18

I agree with the others that the shutter speed needs to be int he 1/1000th range. For the 4th grades, you could get by with 1/500th as at that age they don't move as quickly.
I noticed in the displayed exif, you were at mostly f3.5 for most of the shots. You could have gone down the the 2.8 your lens is capable of and gotten to a little faster shutter speed at the same ISO.
Most editing software will handle noise reduction better than having a blurry image due to not a fast enough shutter speed.
You did really well for your first outing, and I think we some basic tweaks on using it wide open and getting that shutter speed up, you are going to really continue to get great shots.


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Jan 07, 2016 19:34 as a reply to  @ sirquack's post |  #19

I was hesitant to go to 2.8 for fear of losing some DOF. I have another game tomorrow, I will try it at 2.8 and see how the DOF goes. Many thanks for everyone's advice!


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Jan 07, 2016 21:29 |  #20

How close are you? Check a DOF calculator. I think you'll be just fine.


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Jan 11, 2016 14:13 |  #21

1/800 is plenty fast enough for shooting HS kids. You got some really nice action shots. Nice work getting the blocked shots and others.

Couple possible ideas. You're shooting with the camera in vertical mode most of the time. Make sure you have the BEST focus square assigned. Looks like missed focus on several of the shots. And that's not a result of shutter speed, it's where the camera is focusing, or NOT focusing on. IIRC, selecting a LOWER focus square allows you to keep the framing high and never miss a face and ball.

Don't hesitate to hold the shutter button down and get a sequence of 3-5 shots during peak play action. Chances are good, you'll get the 3rd or 4th frame in perfect focus and catch the peak action shot of a play, too.

Look forward to seeing more. I miss shooting the HS boys basketball.

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Jan 12, 2016 08:37 |  #22

Along with everybody else I really like the shots!

Only one suggestion... crop.

I feel like you could crop quite a bit closer and have a more powerful image.

I would try editing a few to show what I mean but I haven't done it before on here. Maybe somebody can tell me how to get the photo from this site and open it up in PSE or LR.

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Jan 12, 2016 22:21 |  #23

For HS basketball, I would treat 1/800 as a minimum unless you are in a horrid lighting situation. This is especially true with a 1DX in your hand. In most cases, I'd rather be shooting at f/2.8 and ISO 8000 rather than f/3.5 and ISO 12800 though.

By and large these are a great first effort although I agree with the comments others have made for some improvement.




  
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