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Old Oct 13, 2010, 2:46 PM   #1
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Default Canon 7D and rodeo shots

I need some help on taking rodeo shots in low light w/o flash.What metering mode to use? Do i use TV if so how to set shutter speed faster? Thanks
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 2:51 PM   #2
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I would use manual so that the dark wooden backgrounds don't confuse the exposure system. If you have to use a semi auto mode then go for Av, set it to the widest aperture for your lens (small f number) and the push the ISO as far as you dare. I've used 6400 on the 7D but would only use that for personal shots, not for sale.

What lens do you have? Your main problem is going to be light, if you don't have a lens with f2.8 then you are likely to struggle depending on how well they light the venue.
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I have been using manual mode aperture 2.8 shutter 250 ISO 1600 with flash and the pictures are okay the pictures look dull.
How would you set the focus on the 7D
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OK, what is the ambient light exposure giving you to be correct, I'm guessing probably nearer 1/100s at f2.8 and ISO1600. If you go for ISO 6400 that's going to help, sure there will be noise but as long as you have the exposure nailed then it's OK to clear up with some noise removal software.

Which flash are you using? Do you have any sample photos so we can see what you are getting?
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Yes I have photos how do i post them
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Check out this link it should answer everything. How I post a photo to the forum

Make sure your phots are less than 1024 for the longest size and lower than 250kb. I usually make mine about 800 pixels for the longest side then in photoshop saving at quality 10 is small enough. If you make them larger than the maximum size then software on the forum will re-size them for you and they will look bad as the method used isn't good.

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Ah, just spotted that you posted while I was writing.... glad you found it!
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