Since most sports are different from each other, it’s important to know the details of the sport. Not only is it key to know the way the game is played, but different sports also require certain camera settings and shooting techniques to capture the best moments.
Determining the best shutter speed
You need to determine whether you want to freeze the action, or show some motion in the image. Typically, when I photograph a sport such as swimming, I want to freeze the action of the swimmer and the surrounding splashes of water. To achieve this, I set my camera to shutter priority and, depending on my lighting conditions, set my shutter speed to a minimum speed of 1/750 second. If there’s a lot of light, I may shoot at a faster speed (approximately. 1/1500 second). Read more »
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