Questions tagged [sports]

Not playing organized games with cameras, but rather the genre of photography which deals with taking pictures of the action.

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Do I continue to use Micro Four Thirds or go DSLR for sports photography?

I currently have a Nikon D5500 with the kit 55-200mm f4-5.6 lens (what I have been currently using) and a Lumix g85 (with a lens too small for sports photography). My girlfriend races motorbikes and ...
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Sports Photography [duplicate]

I have a Canon EOS Rebel T3 with a zoom lens EF 75-300mm. What I am trying to do is take pictures of my son on the soccer field. I would love not to have the blur face just some really nice pics. He’...
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Which camera (and lens) mode or settings for moving subjects?

So for the first time, I've been shooting moving subjects. I've got a new camera and a lot of stress, so I barely had time to set it up completely before the shoot (nothing professional though anyway)....
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Which image stabilization mode do I use for moving subjects?

As a follow up to Which camera (and lens) mode or settings for moving subjects?: I've recently shot moving subjects for the first time, and I was wondering which image stabilization mode I should be ...
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Why exactly do action photographers need high fps burst cameras?

I've heard that sports and wildlife photographers need cameras that can take lots of photos in a second in the burst mode. But why? Yes, simple question — but why?
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Will a full frame camera reduce noise vs. my Canon T7i for high school wrestling and football?

I’m looking to get my first Canon full frame. I mostly take photos of high school wrestling and night football. I would like to stay around $1000. Currently I have a T7i. Is there any advice as to ...
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How can I get a high shutter speed and correct exposure when taking photos of horses in an indoor arena?

So I do a lot of inside photos. The problem that I'm having is a need a fast shutter speed without a flash. Like horses inside an arena. I can't have a flash but I need to take still photos. But the ...
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Do I need a Zoom, Macro, or Telephoto lens for birds and sports? [duplicate]

What lens should I purchase to take pictures of fast moving subjects at a distance, magnify them with crisp detail so to speak freeze them in action, and bring them close (as subjects for my drawings ...
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What do I need to consider when taking martial arts technique photos for a book? [closed]

I plan to publish a book on martial arts (a printed book; but I am also considering an ebook). It will contain a lot of photos depicting the individual techniques. My question is, what quality photos ...
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How to draw attention to signs of exercise exhaustion?

Occasionally I take photos of myself or loved ones immediately after finishing a race, or other competition. In person they look exhausted - sweaty, red-faced, and glowing. But in photos, they (or I ...
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How did John Cheng create his photograph of Simone Biles at the FIG Gymnastics World Championships?

Question: This photograph was taken by John K Cheng, staff photographer of USA Gymnastics. Which techniques or camera equipment were employed to make this shot ? Here is a video of the actual vault ...
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How do the Tamron and Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 lenses compare for photographing high school sports?

I want to get a lens I can use for indoor high school wrestling and football. With my budget I’m between these two. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD For Canon or ...
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Is a 70-200mm f/2.8 without IS suitable for high school sports under artificial lights?

I have an opportunity to buy a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM. It is in like new condition. I need to make offer. I mostly shot high school football and wrestling. I'm not a pro. Will I be OK with ...
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Which Canon lens would be better to capture high school wrestling, 55-250 STM or 70-300 IS II USM?

I have a Canon T7i. I was told either the Canon 55-250 STM or the 70-300 IS II USM would be good to shoot high school wrestling. I am still confused, there’s a bit of a price difference. Which would ...
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Automatic Picture at the Finish Line

I would like to take pictures of my cross country team as they cross the finish line (with the clock in the picture). I am thinking that I will need a laser beam to be broken as they cross the line ...
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Lighting variances on sport mode

I’m trying to shoot continuous movement indoor im Sport Mode. The room is well lit but the photos come out with drastically varying lighting so some photos in the sequence are well lit while others ...
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How do I decide amongst several prime lenses for fast-moving sports?

I've already done a fair bit of research. I somewhat discarded the option of 70-200mm f/2.8 because of price and weight (I know I can get the new Tamron 70-200 g2 for about 1400 € but that's still too ...
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d7200 sports settings [duplicate]

I have recently bought a D7200 . I am wanting to use it to photograph my girls football games. I set it to S mode and put the side dial so Cl but they all cam out really dark. Any help would be ...
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What do I need to shoot sharp high school baseball photographs on a budget? [duplicate]

I need a zoom lens ASAP for high school baseball. (And then hopefully in 2020 college baseball.) This is only to take pictures of my son — for now high school and travel baseball. I have older Canon ...
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What Canon lens would be good for shooting high school/college sports? [duplicate]

I take a lot of pictures of my sons playing High school baseball (and at times lacrosse and soccer). And a lot of my sons' travel baseball games. I have a Canon Rebel EOS XSi (450D) which of course ...
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Dealing with exposure time during sports photography

I am very new to photography and trying to improve my skills (I don't even know if I have creativity required for photography). I captured some shots of sports. The link to my album (just 6 pics) is ...
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Top lens for kitesurfing [duplicate]

What is the best lens for kitesurfing photography? A similar question was asked before, but I need a bit more clarity if possible. I'm hesitating between the Canon 500mm f4 II vs Canon 400mm f2.8 or ...
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Upgrade path for indoor sports photography from 7D + Samyang 85mm f/1.4 MF lens

I regularly shoot video and photo at ice skating events with a Canon 7D + Samyang 85mm f/1.4 manual focus lens. I set the ISO at 6400 and with the aperture at 11, I have most of the ice rink in focus. ...
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How do you remove netting from the pictures?

I shot some pictures from a hockey game and there was a safety net in the way. Is there a way to make it less obstructive?
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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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Best lens for surf photography from the beach [duplicate]

I have a cannon EOS 60D with an EF-S 18-200 lens. This lens is not good enough for clear pictures at the extent of its zoom. Which lens 400-600 would offer the best value for money: picture quality, ...
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How do I choose between the D7200 and D610 for sports and all-round shooting? [duplicate]

I am having trouble deciding between the D7200 and the D610. I am upgrading from the D3200, so both camera would make a great difference. At the moment, I have four lenses. The 70-200mm f2.8 (tamron) ...
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Lots of noise in my hockey pictures. What am I doing wrong?

I often take pictures of hockey players but they have a lot of noise and look very bad. I guess my lens doesn't have a big enough aperture, but I'd like to know what I could do to take better shots. I ...
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Why does my G1X lower the shutter speed, irrespective of shutter priority mode?

From time to time I have to use my Canon G1X for indoor sport (basketball) photos. Often the light isn't really much so I've tried to fix the shutter speed using the shutter priority mode (Tv), the ...
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Canon Camera Settings for Ice Hockey

I will be shooting some ice hockey actions this week for a fundraiser and was wondering what the ideal camera settings are for a Canon EOS 6D and Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM. I am planning to set ...
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Why did my lacrosse game pictures come out so dark?

I was at a local high school lacrosse game trying to take photos. I have a new Nikon D810. The lens was a Nikon 28 to 300, 3.5 to 5.6. I do not know what I was doing wrong, pictures were nonexistent....
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Hockey photography lenses

I am a hockey photographer for a blog and I have a Canon T5 with the standard lens and the telephoto EF-S 55-250mm image stabilizer. I want to purchase a new lens to take more close up shots and ...
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New equipment recommendation for sports photography [closed]

So as the title states I'm looking to replace my current equipment for shooting sports... So far I was using a Canon 700D with the 18-135 IS STM, kit lens and just practiced sports photography... now ...
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Why are my football action shots blurry?

I am shooting with a Nikon D5200 using a 55-200mm lens to take photos of a high school football game. I'm using the sports setting but unsure what my other settings should be. Can you please help? ...
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Is a Canon T4i with 75-300mm EF lens sufficient for shooting night time football?

Do I need a different lens to get the faces of the players...some come out dark? I am shooting mostly on sports but sometimes Manual, otherwise photos are good. Not using flash.
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As an inexperienced user, how can I best take action photographs with a DSLR and consumer superzoom?

I have a Nikon D5100 with a Sigma lens 18-200mm. I need to take fast action pictures of my grandson playing baseball, in short stop plays; this is a very fast position. What would be the best setting ...
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How to focus on fast moving objects with a low-end dslr?

I will go to an Enduro race and I want to take sharp, in focus, photos. I only have a Canon 550D, EF-S 18-55 IS and EF 50mm f/1.8. I tried using autofocus on moving motorcycles and 90% of them were ...
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Why isn't my DSLR focusing accurately on a fast-moving subject?

Here is a photo I took earlier today: I did my best to track him down the hill and fire off as many shots as I could. Some turned out fine and in focus but the better ones like this one didn't. My ...
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Are there any cheap, fast lenses capable of highschool sports photography?

I recently took on my first paying client, and she is also into photgraphy. She usually does sports for her highschool yearbook. They just have an entry level Canon DSLR with a kit zoom on it that ...
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Would a 55-200mm lens for an entry-level DSLR be good for snowboarding photography?

I am getting the Nikon D3300 camera and it comes with a 55-200mm VR lens. Will that lens be good for taking pictures of people snowboarding? If not, what would be a better choice?
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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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Will the Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS provide significant benefit over non IS for basketball and volleyball?

I am trying to figure out if I really need the image stabilization feature at almost double the cost. I am a freelancer and shoot sports. During basketball and volleyball contests I am using the Sigma ...
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Will a 18-140 lens be good for basketball stadium photographs? [closed]

I am absolutely new to photography and have just started learning the basics. I have got a Nikon D-610 with a 18-140 lens for now. I just want to know if I can take this to a basketball game and get ...
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Blurry night time photos

I have the Canon XTi, using the zoom lens EF 75-300mm. What is the best setting for outdoor night sports photos (with stadium lighting)
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Incorrect exposed images when shooting sports

When shooting sports I regularly have some incorrect exposed shots. Usually they are overexposed rather than underexposed. I thought it might be due to sticky aperture blades but after some testing I ...
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Night Auto Race photography

I will be going to Road Atlanta in late Sept. early Oct for the 10 Hour Petit Le Mans. The race will begin during daylight hours and run into the night. I have never shot at night, or minimal ...
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Shooting lacrosse with Nikon 55-200mm question

I'm a complete newbie here but I am reading all the I could. I bought a D5200 with a 55-200 to shoot our lacrosse league. Shooting from the sidelines the lense gets as close as needed. The first ...
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Marathon & Sports Event Photographers: Are they freelance or agency/company-related?

I am currently doing my research on marathon and sports event photography. I am looking at photo services such as finisherpix.com and marathon-photos.com. Are the photographers taking photos for these ...
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Lower quality photos in burst mode

I took some photos of high speed skating and as there was too much motion involved, I switched to burst mode (continuous shots) hoping I'll get some good shots. But the sharpness of those taken in ...
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Is the Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6 a good lens for sports and wildlife photography?

Is this lens good for wildlife and sports? Im getting a nikon D5100 And my brother plays soccer and I'm in gymnastics. I love taking pics of sports. Is this lens good enough?