The fall sports season is upon us and if you are planning to capture the action with your DSLR or Mirrorless camera, some Sports and Action photography techniques will come in handy. One of the biggest challenges is avoiding blur, especially in nighttime or indoor sports. To accomplish this, the camera needs to operate at fast shutter speeds, preferably 1/250th sec. or faster. Under bright, sunny conditions, this can be as easy as using the Sports Mode in your camera’s auto menu. However, for indoor and nighttime action, more precise settings and some experimentation are in order.
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When you first walk into a camera shop, the selection can be overwhelming. Which ones do you look at? What features do you want? Should you consider a point and shoot, a D-SLR, or a mirrorless camera? Should you throw your hands up in despair and go home? No. Not to the last bit, anyway. There are a lot of cameras out there, but if you stop to consider what you really need the camera to do the selection quickly narrows down.
Whether it’s kindergarten soccer or inter-collegiate athletics, sports are a popular subject for photography. With all that fast movement and tricky lighting situations, though, it can be difficult to freeze an athlete in action. Here are a few tricks to boost your sports photography–and help you catch great action shots during any sporting event.