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Old May 17, 2005, 9:40 PM   #11
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You are well on your way to getting great basketball photos.

Here is my advice. Since there are a lot of Noise editors out there (i use Neat Image) Here are the bestsettings that i use:

Examples can be found at my website: http://www.shutterlens.com

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 about $70 and a fantastic lens
Shutter Speed - 1/500th
ISO: 400 to 1600 depending on the lighting

Another lens that i use is the Tamron 28-80mm without flash

Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5- 5.6or Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Shutter Speed - 1/200th or higher if the flash permits it.
My flash is the 380EX

Depending on the flash unit the recycle time will vary, so the flash may not be able to keep up with the burst mode on the camera. You can buy flashes that will, but they will get pricey.

Hope this helps


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Old May 17, 2005, 11:19 PM   #12
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Which camera are you using bern, it will depend on your camera as to how you can take the shot.

If you can afford a f2.8 lens you will be able to use 1/4000 in standard light and get a good image.

Ive got the Sigma 70-200 f2.8EX APO HSM and it keeps up with most sports.
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Old May 19, 2005, 1:10 PM   #13
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In the first pic you need to crop a lot tighter. People only want to see the action in the shot. So the player with the ball and anyone blocking or otherwise in the action with said player. As the other said shoot vertical.

For your first time you've done alright. You learn by doing so keep it up

This is an example of the crop. I would even consider taking out the player on the right...especially if the shot had been taken vertically

Adjusted levels as well just for fun
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