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Yellow gym pictures

When photographing basketball games in a gym, my photos turn out yellowish.  Any suggestions?

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The lighting in the gym was the cause most likely. Try setting the white balance to a different mode

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On attempting to take shots at a basketball game inside a school "Gym", the result viewed on the camera monitor gave a very grainy yellowish image with some shadowy figures of the players. I'm...

From what you described, there are several issues, no problem with the camera itself, but just settings to adjust:
- grain effect - it's because you have high ISO and low light
- yellowish tint - because of the ambient light
- shadowy subjects: again because of low light, the camera cannot properly focus the subjects correctly.

To fix these issues you basically need more light. And the only way you can obtain it, not being in a studio is to fire up the flash.

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I have the fuji s1000fd and i need to take some indoor basketball photos today what should i set the camera on ? Most of my pix are very yellow.

You need to set the white balance for the kind of light in the gym. Take a few test shots while changing the white balance each time until you're happy with the color. For indoor shots, set your ISO to at least 800 and turn off the flash unless you're 10-12 feet from the action. If the camera has some sort of shake reduction, turn it on.

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What should I set the Nikon D80 on to take basketball pictures? when I put it on the lowest aperage I still have a little blurring. On auto it is too dark and when I put it on shutter speed it was also too...

I take it you're shooting indoors?

To get the fastest possible shutter speed, use the Aperture-priority (A) mode and turn the sub-command dial on the front counterclockwise until the numbers stop changing. This sets the lens at its widest aperture.

Even at your lens's widest aperture, the shutter speed will usualy be too slow to freeze the action. You can ease the situation a little by increasing the ISO, though this will result in additional noise. Personally, I'd prefer a noisy picture over a blurry picture.

If the action is close enough, you can use your flash (assuming it's permitted).

Adding lights to the gym is probably out of the question :-(

Other than that, about the only thing you can do is to use a faster lens. But then you're talking $2000 for a stop or two. That's one (or 2000) of the things that separates the _Sports Illustrated_ photographers from the rest of us.

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The mode you mention above is prioritized for speed moving object such as racing, basketball game, etc...

the blurry condition is caused by the movement was too fast so the camera couldn`t capture it, the yellowish picture is caused by unmatched white balance presetting

according to my experience, when you want to capture a moment like this,
switch the dial to S (shutter) mode, set the shutter speed to 1/80 or faster, using a flash will be an advantage, don`t forget to set the white balance to auto option

hope this advice help you with your problem

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