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Old Sep 16, 2006, 11:24 PM   #1
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I have been asked to photograph a indoor basetball event?

Which settings to use...

Using the P850........

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Old Sep 16, 2006, 11:39 PM   #2
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could i maybe use ISO 400, 1/125 Shutter and Aperture 2.8/3.6????when zooming............

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Old Sep 17, 2006, 12:05 AM   #3
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Well, depending on how good the lighting is, that's how you'll have to set the ISO. Also, sit really close to the floor. Move around. Get close to the action. Try to zoom as little as you can. To keep the aperture open. Good luck.
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If you whant to shoot GOOD indoor action pictures, you need a strong external flash for your p850
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 11:22 AM   #5
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Greetings Shoot,

Action shots can be tricky as the subject is generally moving. If you can move with it or stop action, you can do a better job of capturing the moment. I use a couple of techniques for action shots.

Panning - Determine the action of a player (hard to do in basketball as it is a quick stop action game). But as the play moves down court, move your camera with it and take the shot while moving. You have nothing to lose by taking a lot of pictures, they won't cost you anything but a little time. Watch the play as you can usually tell what the plan might be for a particular play. Get close so you do not have to zoom. The more you zoom the smaller the aperture and the less light.

Preset zone -Know the focus and exposure for a particular zone and preset the camera for it. As the play moves into it you can be prepared to complete the shot and capture the scene. If you have flash and it is allowed, it will improve your shots. For example, you know the settings for the basket, so as the play moves to it, wait that split second before the player jumps and complete the shot to capture them in the air, etc.

Subject position - Move around the court if allowed. Again have your camera at the settings you want to use, and get a player or the action moving toward you (directly from downcourt toward you in a straight line. With the camera set for a given distance, shoot when the play comes into the position you want to use. Use the other options noted and move to get them.

Shoot a lot - take as many shots as you can and have spare power available. The number of images to choose from may be a key element later in building your portfolio to deliver later.

Know the features and capability of your camera/equipment - It is key that you are able to use a given feature and do it quickly. There are lots of options on these cameras and knowing how to move between them is key to successful images.

I would read the manual carefully or get it online so you can go through it quickly.

Http://www.kodak.com/go/manuals

Talk to you soon, and hope you get some great shots.

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Old Sep 18, 2006, 4:13 PM   #6
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Greetings Shoot,

Action shots can be tricky as the subject is generally moving. If you can move with it or stop action, you can do a better job of capturing the moment. I use a couple of techniques for action shots.

Panning - Determine the action of a player (hard to do in basketball as it is a quick stop action game). But as the play moves down court, move your camera with it and take the shot while moving. You have nothing to lose by taking a lot of pictures, they won't cost you anything but a little time. Watch the play as you can usually tell what the plan might be for a particular play. Get close so you do not have to zoom. The more you zoom the smaller the aperture and the less light.

Preset zone -Know the focus and exposure for a particular zone and preset the camera for it. As the play moves into it you can be prepared to complete the shot and capture the scene. If you have flash and it is allowed, it will improve your shots. For example, you know the settings for the basket, so as the play moves to it, wait that split second before the player jumps and complete the shot to capture them in the air, etc.

Subject position - Move around the court if allowed. Again have your camera at the settings you want to use, and get a player or the action moving toward you (directly from downcourt toward you in a straight line. With the camera set for a given distance, shoot when the play comes into the position you want to use. Use the other options noted and move to get them.

Shoot a lot - take as many shots as you can and have spare power available. The number of images to choose from may be a key element later in building your portfolio to deliver later.

Know the features and capability of your camera/equipment - It is key that you are able to use a given feature and do it quickly. There are lots of options on these cameras and knowing how to move between them is key to successful images.

I would read the manual carefully or get it online so you can go through it quickly.

Http://www.kodak.com/go/manuals

Talk to you soon, and hope you get some great shots.

Ron Baird
Eastman Kodak Company

Thanks ronbaird and everyone else...............

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SR...every place and situation is different....no one setting will work in different places,nor even in the same place next time...best advice is get in there early if you can and take some test shots before the action starts

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