Question about Nikon D200 Digital Camera with 18-200mm Lens
The sport is rope skipping and the skippers are very fast. I would like to get photos that make the jumper crisp and the background blurry and not dark
Posted by Annie Logan on
You want the fastest shutter speed you can get and the largest aperture possible.
If you're close enough and it's allowed, use the flash. The flash will freeze the action. However, it's likely to give you a dark background instead of a blurry background.
If not, use the Aperture Priority mode. Open the lens to its maximum aperture (smallest f/number). This will give you the fastest shutter speed for the existing lighting conditions. The fast shutter speed will freeze the action and the large aperture will blur the background, though the amount of freezing may be limited if the lighting is relatively dark, as in a high school gym.
Be aware that if you're shooting indoors you're going up against the laws of physics. The human eye can adapt much better than any camera. A high school gym will appear light enough once you've been inside for a few minutes, but it is much, much darker than a bright day outdoors.
Posted on Apr 29, 2012
Try to get mono pod - use the good lens with f value of 2.8, set aperture to 3.5-2.8 - set iso 400-800 or in some cases 1000
try to get the shutter speed from camera. do not go below 25 shutter speed. Play around you will get your perfect shot.
Posted on Nov 01, 2013
SOURCE: I was at a basketball
Hi and welcome to FixYa.
I could go into a long disertation about your camera settings and what you should use, but I should let Ken explain it. I read this a couple of months ago (because I love photography too)! He has some good ideas, tips, tricks and really has the D80 dialed in. You can read it here.
Good luck and have fun with your camera.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
SOURCE: bakground of the photo is a bit blurry
this is, in most cases, a desired effect (bokeh) which is used to "detach" the subject from the background avoiding the viewer of the picture to be distracted by the background. This technique is widely used in portraits. This effect effect will be more pronounced when the lens is wide open (in your case it should be f/3.5 if I remember well...). To practice you may try the following: set you camera to "A" mode and take one picture of something (it should not be a landscape) using the smallest aperture after this take the same pic using the biggest aperture. With the lower f number you should get a blurry background and with the biggest the backgroud should be in focus!
Posted on May 24, 2009
SOURCE: I have the Nikon D60 - Ive taken sport/action pictures
The main difference between the two shooting conditions is the amount of light you have to work with. For the indoor action shots, set the ISO setting to the highest available through the menu (1600 ISO) to maximize the ability of the camera to work with the diminished light. The other (but more expensive) way to achieve better indoor shots is with the use of a "faster" lens, ie one with a lower maximum f stop number (f2.8 is faster than f3.5, for instance). Also ensure you are shooting with your lens at its widest f stop setting (lowest number).
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
SOURCE: blurry action pictures
The sport setting uses a faster shutter speed to stop motion. However, if you have the ISO set to a low number and try to take action shots in dim light, they will be blurry. Either use auto ISO or use a higher number such as 400 or 800.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
SOURCE: I reset the D200 settings and now I can't get back
I think this Technical Manual Guide would help You.
Posted on Nov 03, 2009
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