- Sport & action
- Date taken:
- 1/320s f/5.6 ISO 3200 240mm
- Spent all yesterday photographing a kids swim meet. I knew it was going to be a challenge going in, pools are a b**** for lighting. I knew I'd have to keep my ISO high to get a fast enough shutter to freeze the action and catch the quick movements and I thought my biggest challenge was going to be that and avoiding excessive graininess... Swimming is a very repetitive sport though, and it was almost a bigger challenge to avoid taking the same five shots over and over again.....
If anyone has any tips for shooting swimming I'd love to hear them!
(The few tips I followed yesterday were:
- shoot with a high ISO
- shoot with a fast shutter (did experiment with slow shutters to catch movement though - I need much more practice at that though)
- shoot with fast glass
and last but not least
- for the most part, shoot wide. You can always crop in later and kid's limbs are very rarely where they are supposed to be so cutting off a hand or entire arm is a pretty easy feat if you aren't careful)
- butterfly Race girl swimming