Jan 152012

Game Info
Date: January 13, 2012
Score: Kamiakin Braves: 62 -vs- Hanford Falcons: 35 @ Kamiakin
Story: Tri-City Herald

Photos at Smugmug
Boys Basketball: Kamiakin vs Hanford – Boys Varsity Basketball Photos
Girls Basketball: Kamiakin vs Hanford – Girls Varsity Basketball Photos
Around the Court: Kamiakin vs Hanford – Around the Basketball Court Photos

This was still my first day of shooting both basketball and indoor sports but after taking photos of the 2nd half of the girls basketball game I felt a little more confident shooting this game. I decided to let camera choose the best ISO setting and manually set the shutter speed and lens aperture. I chose a shutter speed of 1/250th of a second to try to stop the court action and not have too many arms or legs ghosting. My primary lens for the game was my Canon 17-55mm zoom and I set the aperture to its widest setting, f/2.8, to allow in the most light. This is the first time I had set both my shutter speed and aperture settings. Usually I set just the shutter speed if I am worried about ghosting or the aperture if I want to set the depth of field. The camera set the ISO for a majority of the photos between 1000 and 2000. The pictures look fine if you don’t try to zoom in 100% but would like to see if I can keep the ISO below 1000 next time.

Besides the girls game, I have some shots from around the court that you may want to check out as well.