In this video we’ll talk about how to choose the best ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed settings for sports photography.
In sports and action photography, the most critical setting is your shutter speed, because if you don’t use a fast enough shutter speed, you won’t get a sharp photo.
When it comes to sports, the shutter speed you’ll need will vary depending on what kind of action your photographing.
Generally speaking, you’ll want a shutter speed of around one five hundredth of a second in order to freeze the action, but in some cases it will need to be faster, and in other cases you’ll be okay if it’s slower.
For instance, if you’re photographing kids playing baseball, you might be able to get away with a shutter speed of 1/250.
But if you’re photographing NBA basketball, you’ll probably need a shutter speed of 1/2000 to get a sharp shot.
And since every situation is different, you’ll never really know for sure what shutter speed you’ll need, which is why I’ve developed a process you can use to get the right settings every single time.
Now if you want this process to be successful, one of the most important things you’ll need to do is get to your sporting event early
This will allow you to test your settings and get everything dialed in before the important action starts.
Check out the video to learn how the process works. 🙂
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