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Photographing Indoor Sports: The Right Settings, Gear, and Tips for Shooting Basketball, Martial Arts, and Other Low-light Sports

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Photographing Indoor Sports: The Right Settings, Gear, and Tips for Shooting Basketball, Martial Arts, and Other Low-light Sports

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  • Copyright 2014
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9"
  • Pages: 66
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-382900-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-382900-6

This is a book about photographing low-light and indoor sports–not as a professional working for a major sports publication or website–but as a parent or friend trying to capture a great memory. In Photographing Indoor Sports, author and photographer Alan Hess takes you through the basics of shooting basketball in the gym, martial arts at a dojo, water polo inside, and night football games under the lights. Photographing these sports can be a challenge, because you need to use action-stopping shutter speeds without a lot of light. This means using lenses that open as wide as possible and ISO settings that can introduce a lot of digital noise. This book covers all of these techniques to help you get that ideal sports shot in low light–and hopefully have some fun along the way.

Follow along with Alan and you will:

  • Learn how to handle low-light scenarios by adjusting your White Balance setting, noting where the lights are the brightest, and watching as the action crosses into different areas
  • Understand the importance of using a wide-open lens with a high ISO setting to get the right exposure for your low-light action shots
  • Explore post-processing techniques such as noise reduction and black-and-white conversion with Silver Efex Pro and the Saturation Slider in Adobe Camera Raw or Photoshop Lightroom


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