Rodeo action shots at night with Canon D10---any help would be appreciated

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by jdpeacock, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. jdpeacock

    jdpeacock Guest

    Greetings from South Dakota!

    I have been taking rodeo pictures this summer with pretty good
    results. My problem is I just came back from a night rodeo and my
    pictures are very blurry. I don't know my camera well enough to make
    the right adjustments. I did purchase a Speedlite 550 EX but I still
    think I need to adjust something else. I love my camera but I would
    like it even better if I knew what adjustments to make.

    If anyone has any suggestions I would sure appreciate them. My e-mail
    is

    Thank you very much


    Jerry
     
    jdpeacock, Aug 30, 2003
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  2. jdpeacock

    Bill Hilton Guest

    >From: (jdpeacock)

    >My problem is I just came back from a night rodeo and my
    >pictures are very blurry. I don't know my camera well enough to make
    >the right adjustments.


    You probably need a faster shutter speed, check the EXIF data in Zoombrowser
    and see what the speed was on the blurry shots.

    Decide what shutter speed you need for the rodeo ... say 1/250th sec or 1/500th
    sec, something like that (see what the speed was on the sharp shots to verify
    this). This is your minimum target shutter speed ... set the mode to Av, set
    the aperture to the smallest number (widest aperture), and if this isn't fast
    enough then increase the ISO until you get to the minimum target. As the ISO
    gets higher you'll have more noise but it's better to be sharp and noisy than
    blurry and clean, I think.

    A faster lens will really help too.

    >I did purchase a Speedlite 550 EX but I still
    >think I need to adjust something else.


    The flash won't help much unless you're *really* close ... are you the rodeo
    clown who chases off the bulls? (Didn't think so :)

    Bill
     
    Bill Hilton, Aug 30, 2003
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