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From the author of Capturing Indoor Sports

Capturing Indoor Sports

When shooting inside, you might find some pretty funky lighting in some gyms—sodium vapor lighting and fluorescents, to name two.

Use these settings:

  • White Balance: Try all the white balance settings available on your camera, to see which looks best. Your camera also may have a fluorescent setting that would work.
  • ISO: 400.
  • F-stop (if available): Start at 2.8 and adjust upward if the shutter speed can take it.
  • Shutter speed (if available): Try to keep this setting over 1/250, though the light indoors may necessitate longer exposure times.

Again, you're working with speedy subjects here. Keep your shutter speed quick if you have the manual settings to do so.

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