I have been photographing dancers on stage occasionally with my Canon 5DM3 paired up with a EF24-70 f2.8 IS II:
- Shutter Priority Mode (TV)
- Auto ISO
- Spot Metering f/2.8
- Shutter speed from 1/160 to 1/1000 (depending on stage lighting)
- Single point focus only (using MultiController to move AF point)
I have been 'hand holding' my camera whilst shooting and have been getting decent results.
I observed a Professional utlising a monopod at the same venue, sitting in a similar seat which I use (so distance from camera to stage roughly the same).
I have not used a monopod in this situation.
My understanding that it would:
Prevent 'camera shake' resulting in sharper photos?
If my shutter speed was high enough, wont this make no difference?
What would the Professional settings be? He was shooting with a EF70-200 f/2.8 IS.