Of the obstacles you face whenever you want to take a picture, low light is probably the toughest to overcome. Things get even dicier when your subject is moving.
Whenever light levels are low:
- you won’t have the shutter speeds needed to handhold long lenses successfully
- you can’t freeze the action even if you use a tripod or image stabilization because your subject is moving
- your lens might not focus
- color temperature or white balance might be an issue because most environments choose lights based on practicality and efficiency instead of whether it’s good for photography
Bear in mind, your ISO is already set to the highest that you can live with taking into account digital noise. Continue reading Low light action photography Part 2
Now that DSLRs are in the hands of more and more 1st-time camera owners, I’ve noticed this question come up a lot.
“I’ve tried to photograph my son’s basketball games, but all my pictures are blurry. How do I get better pictures with my Canon EOS Digital Rebel?”
Continue reading Low light action photography Part 1
As the photographerin the family, we often have to take one for the team.
By that I mean, â€œweâ€ often don’t get to just enjoy the moment as a spectator.
It’s worse if you’re the coach and you’re trying to photograph the game as well.
Been there and done that.
By the end of the game, my brain is totally fried from the multi-tasking.
Continue reading Photographing kids sports
I heard from Liz of Kansas City who is very interested in being a sports photographer.
So I thought I’d write about it having dabbled with it in my previous life.
Foremost on the minds of those of you with similar aspirations should be this: sports, a past time, happens in the evenings and on the weekends.
So, if you have a family with young kids, expect major negotiations with your spouse on the scale of SALT talks (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks of the Cold War era) Continue reading Getting started in sports photography