Photographing swim meets, Tips please.

Started Jan 14, 2013 | Questions thread
TTMartin Veteran Member • Posts: 7,304
Re: Photographing swim meets, Tips please.

cnwphotocom wrote:

Definitely jumping up to a f/2.8 lens will make a huge difference. I would also keep the camera on full manual since lighting won't be bouncing around indoors. Set your ISO to what you are comfortable with and work around that. Have you considered a 50mm f/1.8 or 1.4? The 1.8 is typically under $250 brand new! But then you are stuck with that focal length....

Flash may work as well, check out and set it up with the long cord it comes with away from you.

Good luck!

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Connor Walberg
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Flashes are definitely a NO GO at a swim meet as the start indication is a combination of an audible horn and a strobe light.

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