Back Door Score

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Back Door Score

Lisa Doyle 12/28/2003 8:53:50 AM


Your hockey photos are wonderful...We have a new hockey player in our house, our son is 5 years old and just started to play...I was wondering if you would not mind sharing with me the settings you use to get such clear hockey photos with the players so sharp and frozen in action...I have the Canon G2 and I can change my settings but I am not sure which settings are best...What ISO is best for a clear photo..I have attached 4 photos to show you what I got on the auto setting of the camera and action setting...Any help would be greatly appreciated, we would love to have good photos for when he is older so he can see what fun he was having...

Thank You #82954

Josh Hudson 12/28/2003 10:13:01 AM

For film or a higher end DSLR, I have done a lot of trial and error. All of my hockey shots are 800-1000 ASA, shooting 1/125 to 1/300 sec. I keep the F/stops all the way open to get the fastest shutter speeds and dull the background. When you see newspaper photos of hockey, the NHL has flashes in all of the overhead lights that are radio controled. (I am trying to find the frequency on my radio slave because it allows them to shoot at 200 asa). For your G2, I would keep it on the highest JPEG for fast writting times. The problem you are going to have in your kids hockey are those windows. You need to figure out your camera's exposure for your kid and then go to manual exposure to keep your kid well exposed. Let's be real-- the little trooper is all that is important. I expose for the players and the ice and take an exposure that is inbetween. The only other hint-- get a monopod. Camera shake is terrible when you are in digital zoom. #309838

Lisa Doyle 12/28/2003 10:35:46 AM

Thank You Josh for you help... I have the monopod and will try that along with your other sugestions, I am sure I will have a lot of trial and error trying to get the correct exposure... Should I also change the ISO or leave that on auto?

I love your gallery and Web Site, I showed them to my husband and he also liked them very much...

I would like to thank you again for taking the time to help me out with the hockey photos. Our son will not stay this little for long and we would love to get some good photos that show how much fun he has at this age... #309858

Josh Hudson 12/28/2003 11:05:34 AM

I never recommend using Auto for anything when shooting other than the occasional autofocus. Get your ball park information from the camera and then go manual. There is no way you can tell if that 1/125 at f/4.5 is going to stay that way on automatic in an action shot. The computer could change its mind.

Thank you for the kudos on my work. I appreciate it. If you ever know of someone that needs some photography work (weddings to commercial)-- send them my way. I could always use the work. #309877

lyn winans 12/29/2003 8:52:31 PM

Looks like the guy in the crease scored on his own team ... what's the "score" here ???? ;>) ... or was he just too late ??? (been there, done that) #311501

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