Unfortunately, I don’t know a great general answer. What works for me personally depends hugely on the lighting conditions, ie whether it’s bright sunlight, backlit subjects or both. Unfortunately, I can’t speak with any authority of photography societies which do use sports as subject matter, but suggest you study photographs on www.pbase.com to determine if they work well under different light conditions.Let’s watch this article about what should my shutter speed be for sports photography. If you have any questions please ask them in the comment section.
How does aperture affect shutter speed?
The aperture is controlled by your lenses. A larger aperture allows more light to enter the camera, so you can increase the speed of your shutter.
Why are sports lenses so expensive?
The Cost of Sports Photography Lenses. Because of the precision in focus and the amount of shutter speed required , lenses for sports photo professionals can be rather expensive. However, there are some great lenses for most camera systems that will not require the same cost as the professional lenses.
What is the relationship between shutter speed and motion?
The Relationship Between Shutter Speed and Motion. Shutter speed is the single most important element of capturing motion. The faster your shutter opens and closes , the more motion you can freeze. Some sports need incredibly high speeds, while others don’t suffer with lower speeds.
Why is shutter speed important?
Shutter speed is the single most important element of capturing motion. The faster your shutter opens and closes, the more motion you can freeze. Some sports need incredibly high speeds, while others don’t suffer with lower speeds. Shutter speed has no direct impact on image quality.
What to look for when shooting non full frame?
If you are on a non full-frame camera, look for similar lenses which are in the same focal length ranges with the crop factor factored in. Depending on the type of field the sporting event you are shooting is placed on, you may want to choose different lenses with different focal lengths .
What sports require a higher shutter speed?
For example, sports that move incredibly quickly like tennis will need a relatively higher shutter speed than slow moving sports like volleyball. Both these sports still need their motion frozen, but the shutter difference is relatively large for sports photography.
Why do I not need image stabilization?
There is a reason you do not need the feature of Image Stabilization or Vibration Compensation/Reduction. These features are wasted when you are shooting at high shutter speeds, as camera shake is not impactful when your shutter speed is in the thousandths. Lastly, Image Stabilization is a costly feature to implement.