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Night Football Shooting-Need some help please

debnbill526
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Hi Everyone. I just purchased a Canon T6i and have a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Lens. I have to shoot my son's football game this Friday night, which will be under stadium lights.  I'm by no means a photographer, just a mom who likes to take lots of pictures. I try to learn as I go along. I would really appreciate any advice on settings I should be using to get some decent photos. I will be on field taking photos but I am not quite sure about what settings I should be using on this camera.  Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.  

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Waddizzle
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When it comes to manually setting ISO, some Rebels only allow you to adjust ISO in full stops. The only [way] to set ISO in 1/3 stop increments is to use AEC, or set ISO to Auto. The camera can automatically set ISO in 1/3 stops, but some of the low end Rebels only allow [for manually] setting ISO in full stop increments.
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ebiggs1
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The settings will be easy. Use what I suggested and check the LCD on the back of the camera often. Make necessary adjustments if needed. Don’t mess with all the red for now.
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ebiggs1
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Red = rest sorry I am on my lphone 😬
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eBiggs thanks for that list!

A common setting for example is ...........

Av set at f2.8

Auto ISO 

WB auto

Ai-servo

BBF

High speed continuous

jpg file format, yeah they don't use Raw

I had to look up what BBF meant, watched a couple you tubes on it and am glad I did

There were lots of other very informative posts on this topic for me to digest but yours, for me, is initially less overwhelming as well as a good starting point to build on.


@John_ wrote:

eBiggs thanks for that list!

A common setting for example is ...........

Av set at f2.8

Auto ISO 

WB auto

Ai-servo

BBF

High speed continuous

jpg file format, yeah they don't use Raw

I had to look up what BBF meant, watched a couple you tubes on it and am glad I did

There were lots of other very informative posts on this topic for me to digest but yours, for me, is initially less overwhelming as well as a good starting point to build on.


Look up Grant Atkinson on YouTube.

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Thanks, Waddizzle will do!


@John_ wrote:

Thanks, Waddizzle will do!


He has only a few videos.  But, they are great explanations of how Canon cameras work.

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Indeed! I watched 2 already

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