Local high school upgraded to LED lights in their gym. I've only done a handful of games over the years only because I'll get the itch, spend hours dealing with poor white balance & uneven light, then get discouraged. Now I'm looking forward to taking more basketball photos.
I've done 1 junior high & 2 high school games (JV & V in same night) and I'm curious as to others' focus technique.
Question 1 - Do you aim for the torso or the face? Torso is a bigger target so you're less likely to lose it, but shallow DoF means the face is more likely to be OoF.
Question 2 - Do you use focus points more towards the center of the viewfinder so that when they jump for a jump shot, lay-up, etc. you don't cut off limbs or do you shoot on the wider end and crop for effect later?
I'm using 5D3+70-200 f/2.8L IS (Mk I).
I've also been researching focus drive modes and will plan to experiment with some of the comments I've read on other threads.
Thanks in advance!