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342. Stadium Seats Are Not For Photographers

  • Posted Dec. 8, 2010 by Ricardo in People. Viewed 4820 times

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My brother plays football in a local team, and today i decided to go watch and do some snaps. Out of 100 i got only these good.

Technical reviews:
I didn't use flash neither tripod.
I set the iso not too high so that it didn't get very noisy.
I tried to use some settings to get the better result i could.
But somehow the camera only stopped the shot when the person stops moving. Why that?
anyways, i hope next time i'll get better results, and maybe i'll have a tripod already, but if anyone have suggestions, i appreciate it!

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    • # Christa

      Também já passei por situações destas e são bastante frustrantes (tirei centenas no concerto dos U2 e só sairam algumas e mesmo assim fraquitas). No entanto gosto da sensação de movimento, principalmente na 1 e 3.

      2010.12.11 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Gregg Maretka

      better to have shots than none at all....not easy to do...but i know you will conquer this........

      2010.12.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Kate

      Well done - its not an easy subject and your post has certainly generated some good advice

      2010.12.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ray

      Limit the camera motion some how. And don't be affaird of high ISO. I have used 3200 with good results. And many time your sports setting works well and takes rapid fire! This works well shooting birds in flight also. I really like #1 and #3. Is that your brother?

      2010.12.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Josy

      I like the idea of nouvement of 1.
      You can photograph in gusts(bursts), or with the mode sport, but sometimes the noise can have some charm

      2010.12.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Livelovelaugh

      I have the same problem. I was just thinking on how to get better shots at night too. I kinda like the movement in these. :)

      2010.12.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jon Laysell

      Neat shots Ricky. And well done for daring to talk about photography on you blog, there's just not enough of that about on PB. I tip my hat to you.

      You might be able to get brighter images by opening up the aperture more. But the two drawbacks to that are that it narrows the depth of focus and the lenses that will do this the best tend to be very expensive. A monopod might help too.

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    • # Brenda Nelson

      I like the motion in #1, the lack of movement in #2, and the shine of the rain in #4. Great post - I'm sure your brother liked them all!

      2010.12.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Dave

      Try moving closer if possible and rest your camera or your body against something solid. Many arenas around here don't allow flash but if you can, try it. Position yourself so you are about 2/3 or 3/4 toward one end of the stadium looking across at the goal. Set the shutter speed to fast. I used these ideas in ice hockey arenas and outdoor soccer with some good results but I think that I had brighter lighting.

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    • # Raymond David Gonzalez

      Those were pretty tough conditions. I've never taken action shots at night, but I don't know if using a fast shutter speed would help? A longer shutter speed might give some cool effects though...def check the continuous autofocus too. Again, I've never taken nighttime action shots so I probably wouldn't be the best at giving advice on this...

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    • # Jacki

      No tips from me ... but there are some people on here who do great with sports shots... they'll show up and help you out! That's one of the best things about PB!

      2010.12.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Amir Honarmand

      thanks for sharing, then you got Camera and these are not taken by N73 :D what you got bro? I changed my CoolPix L100 and now I have a Canon EOS 500D what is yours?

      2010.12.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Helen

      PS I forgot to say, a tripod won't help much in these conditions - it'll stop your movement but it won't stop the subject of your photo moving! ;-)

      2010.12.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Helen

      I like the sense of movement in no.1 - you were really up against the conditions though.

      Does your camera have some sort of continuous focus mode (on Canons it's called AI Servo mode - I'm not sure what you shoot with). That's the best bet for action shooting as the camera continuously refocuses on the subject. I know noise can be a problem but it's usually better to increase the ISO as noise can be reduced in post processing but a blurred shot can't be fixed on the computer! I don't know if any of that helps but that's what I do when shooting motorsport. :-)

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