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Recommended shutter speed for action sports?

What shutter speed do professional sports photographers typically use for action sports like football and basketball?
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How do I take pictures of planes flying at an airshow?

I would love to get some extra tips on shooting the variety of planes flying at an airshow. I think I am okay with the planes on the ground... but any tips on shutter speed, aperture or anything for ...
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How can I get good pictures of a fast-moving child without high FPS?

Do I need high FPS to get good pictures of children? If I have a camera with a relatively slow burst rate, is it still possible to get pictures as good as I could get by holding down the shutter ...
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How can I take low-light action shots?

My sister takes photographs for our weekly Ultimate league. We start around 6 pm (this is currently summer), and play till 8ish. But nearing the end, the light is low - bright enough to play in, but ...
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Will a better lens help with high speed skateboarding shots?

I am shooting downhill skateboarding ranging from 30-60 mph. I'm trying to find a good lens to capture focused sharp stills of the skaters with blurred backgrounds. I have a Nikon D3200. I only have ...
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How do I get bird-in-flight shots with a bridge camera?

Hi everyone I'm a newbie, I have a Panasonic FZ72 Bridge Camera and I love to take shots of birds in flight, the problem is the sports mode is too slow and I have no idea what manual settings to use ...
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How to photograph low light indoor sport?

I am using a Canon 70d with 18-55mm lens to capture fast moving action (volleyball) indoors. Lack of light was a problem, so I tried different settings but the pictures still are a bit dark. I am not ...
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How does one track action with a fast telephoto prime lens?

With my normal-range prime lenses, I tend to shoot with both eyes open — what I see in the viewfinder has a high correspondence to what I see with my other eye. With my 70mm (105mm in 35mm-equivalent ...
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Will a 14mm f/2.8 prime be useful for nearby action shots?

I am a novice amateur photographer. My only equipment right now is my Sony Nex 3N and the kit 18-55mm zoom. I had been hesitant to sink much money into lenses when I realized that building up a lens ...
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Batch resize images to a particular ratio without cropping

I'm looking for a way to batch resize photos to a particular ratio without cropping. For example, if I have pictures with 2x3 ratio which is default for my camera and I want to print it with 5x7 ratio ...