Indoor Sports Photography Training Tutorial

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25 Responses to Indoor Sports Photography Training Tutorial

  1. DeusExAstra says:

    Very good video.

  2. Ivan Poh says:

    Thanks for this very detailed explanatory video!

  3. Tom V says:

    Fantastic advice and tutorial! Thank you! 

  4. Dan Dease says:

    Great video, Michael!

    I shoot girls’ high school lacrosse. These games are typically held at
    night, and the the stadiums are very poorly lit. So far, my strategy has
    been to shoot (Canon 70D w 70-200mm 2.8 IS II) in manual mode, AI Servo for
    the focusing, and AUTO ISO mode. Is my idea to let the camera determine the
    ISO the best way to go? Or would you do it differently?

  5. Manny Acquafredda says:

    Thanks Michael! All your tips worked great! Thanks again.

  6. Jason Lloyd says:

    Check with the officials or the coaches to ensure you can use flash. I use
    two flashes at all high school basketball events on tripods at the top of
    the stands in opposite corners. The flashes are pointing at a 45 degree
    angle towards the center of the court. There are various ways to trigger
    the flashes. This method keeps the light out of the athletes eyes. I have
    had no complaints.

  7. Paul Garcia says:

    Thanks for this nice video. All this info came in extra handy today for
    boys basketball action shots.

  8. Novianto Budiman says:

    Dear Michael,,
    My brother is a professional basketball player so in the past few years
    i’ve been always into sports photography,,whether its indoor or outdoor..
    All the informations you gave in this video is very helpful and i always
    correcting my settings to adjust different lightings at the gym..
    But im using a Nikon D5100 which is a middle class camera..i always use
    55-200 lens.
    But sometimes i couldn’t got the right settings..even though i sit at the
    same place as the previous day’s game..
    What went wrong??
    Please give me some information so i can get it right..


    Very useful video for indoor Sports. I have to take some photos of my son
    playing basketball. Thank you Michael.
    From Siena, Italy

  10. Chaz Browning says:

    Great info!!!

  11. Manny Acquafredda says:

    Thanks Michael! Great advice! I will use it today at my daughter’s
    cheer-leading competition. 

  12. Connie Wags says:

    Great video and lots of options I plan on trying. I’ve been shooting high
    school basketball for a couple years and use Canon 7D with 70-200 2.8L
    lens. I shoot shutter priority (usually around 300) but usually have to
    push my ISO up to 1800 or higher and it’s very noisy. But also the shots
    don’t seem to be real crisp. What focus point is best for basketball —
    spot focus / single point / auto focus point expansion or zone auto focus?
    I usually use single point or auto focus point exp. 

  13. snoopyonline4tv says:

    Greate! Thanks!

  14. hal1hight says:

    I agree with Mr. McDiffett. :)

  15. AF0093 says:

    It’s still difficult to shoot indoors. I have a Nikon D90 with a 50mm 1.4G
    lens and at about 800 ISO the pictures look very bad with the ugly noise.
    So even with a wide lens sometimes its still not enough and at 1.4 my
    photos tend to look out of focus! Any suggestions regarding my equipment?
    Perhaps look into a FX camera that has better high Iso sensitivity….

  16. kcook281 says:

    I understand that the cheaper lenses you mentioned are great lenses but
    would it not be a better investment for you in the long run to get the more
    expensive lens, especially if sports photography is what you want to do?
    Also, if you were willing to invest the money for the $6,000 lens or any
    lens really, could you not write these off on taxes?

  17. MichaelTheMentor says:

    You might want to check out my Canon 600ex Crash Course DVD. There are a
    lot of different ways to use it, and it would be difficult to answer in a
    single post here. Its well worth the cost. Best wishes- M

  18. Djbianca Frost says:

    so which one will work?

  19. MichaelTheMentor says:

    Indoors for sports? Nope!

  20. MichaelTheMentor says:

    Outdoors it will be great. Indoors, its going to struggle.

  21. Nick Dahlke says:

    so for outdoor that would work? FYI i have the new Nikon D7100

  22. SJHFoto says:

    Just one point, the lenses that you discourage (like the 50mm and others)
    do not have to be shot wide open! I use the Canon 85mm f/1.8, but shoot at
    2.5 a lot.

  23. MichaelTheMentor says:

    You are kidding! Wow what a coincidence!

  24. MichaelTheMentor says:

    MKiii, especially when shooting JPG with ISO noise reduction turned on is
    really good, maybe even up to 3200. MKii starts to peak out around

  25. Oğuzhan Ekşioğlu says:

    Very good tips.Thank you.

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