I've never really learned how to use my camera! Yes, it's true. I have had it for almost 7 years and for all that time it has remained on auto and the occasional sports and portrait modes. I learned all about aperture and shutter speed, but never really put it into action, never comfortable with my knowledge, and always afraid that I'd mess up that perfect shot by setting it up wrong. But then I signed up to be team photographer for my son's swim club. Uh-oh. Their first meet will be at an indoor facility NEXT WEEK! I had to step up my game and take it off auto once and for all.
Thankfully, this weekend I had the opportunity to practice during a school meet at the same pool. Eh...they aren't great pics. But I got non-flash photos in a place where I would have never tried before. And I learned quite a bit more about my camera. I also learned that I need another lens if I want low light action shots! And focusing is a big deal that requires a lot more practice from me.
Here are a few of my pictures from this weekend. Not stellar. Some were a bit dark and somewhat grainy. But I took it off of auto and that's a start.
If you shoot indoor sporting events with success, I'd love some tips and lens recommendations! (It was impossible to freeze the action with my set-up.)
Thanks for looking!