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Feb 14, 2018 21:44 |  #1

Going to try to shoot some photos this weekend of my daughter's indoor track meet. I have not done indoor track before. I have also not been to this venue but from the photos that I have been able to find, it looks like artificial lighting with quite a few windows around the track. It will be a daytime meet so I will assume that there will be some natural light in addition to the artificial lighting. I have a Canon 70-300 f4-5.6 IS USM of my own and could borrow a friends Canon 70-200L f2.8 IS USM. Thoughts or suggestions? Thanks in advance




  
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Feb 17, 2018 22:32 |  #2

Got some photos. Fair for my first attempt. Some focus issues and the ISO of 4000 gave some noise. I was happy enough with the lighting.

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Mar 13, 2018 09:13 as a reply to  @ duckster's post |  #3

next time go low.. sit on floor maybe? you will find most sports pictures look more dramatic from a lower position :)


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Mar 13, 2018 18:04 as a reply to  @ KIPAX's post |  #4

Great suggestion! Thank you! I just bought a monopod to use for the next meet which is this Saturday. I have heard that this meet is much more crowded, so I don’t know if I will have as much freedom to move around but will see.




  
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Mar 19, 2018 21:51 |  #5

Had another indoor meet this weekend, again with a borrowed 70-200 f2.8 - what a great lens that is!

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Sep 03, 2018 23:50 |  #6

Again.... to echo the other comment, you are shooting down at the subjects. Try to never have your lens higher than the subjects eyes... preferably even lower. You can shoot low with a monopod - just don't extend it out as high. The people around you will like it better too. Also get far down into the corners shot that you can shoot the runners as they complete the straight - allows for more separation from the background - and improves the look of the photos.

Love shooting track.... keep at it. You'll get some great ones with some practice. But do get lower. It's part of what separates a great shot from a snap shot.


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Sep 04, 2018 14:06 |  #7

Thanks for the insights. I will look and see if I can get better positioning. Some meets limit where the fans can be (I am not a credentialed photographer) and so you are stuck in the stands.




  
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