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  1. #1
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    Nikon d7500 capturing soccer action

    Hiya I wonder if anyone can help me regarding capturing Football Action.

    I am a novice and a “technophobe” complete amateur. I have recently brought a Nikon d7500 together with a Tamron 70-210mm F/4 model HA034 zoom lens as recommended by the photo shop where I bought the camera.

    I am lucky to have access to take photos on the pitch behind the goal.
    My initial results I think have been ok but what i noticed in the playback photos the ball is often captured blurred.
    I haven’t a tripod but do have an unused monopod but not confident to use it yet.

    What I want to know really is:

    I am on Auto-focus for camera and lens, is this correct. What is the best mode M, A, S. P?
    or other CL or CH?


    what is the best ISO, most of the matches are played in daylight more often in bright sunlight.

    What is the best shutter speed for capturing a football match?





    I have bought also the Nikon D7500 book for dummies but that is good to a point but even that swamps me with technical details, any help, tips etc will be very much appreciated.


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  2. #2
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    Re: Nikon d7500 capturing soccer action

    Welcome to the forum! You will need a faster shutter speed to prevent blurring of moving subjects. Shutter priority may be good for you.

  3. #3
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    Re: Nikon d7500 capturing soccer action

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

    What shutter speeds did you shoot with to provide the blurred ball? With the D500 and an F4 lens you should be able to shoot at 1/1000 of a second or faster in bright sunlight. Bump up the ISO if necessary, the D500 will support higher ISOs nicely.
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  4. #4
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    Re: Nikon d7500 capturing soccer action

    Nikon d7500 capturing soccer action
    You shouldn't need a tripod or monopod. The speeds you will need to freeze the ball will be plenty fast enough to not show any shake from hand holding.
    Different ways to get the results you want. I would suggest manual mode and auto iso. You pick a shutter speed and aperture and auto iso will figure out the rest. As mentioned, shutter priority would be good too. You could use that with auto iso or you can watch the iso yourself. If you are confused on how and why to pick certain shutter speeds, apertures and iso, watch this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8T94sdiNjc

    Focus modes are another learning project. You need to understand them and see what works best for you. I like single point with af-c. If the pictures you took were sharp other than the ball, then leave the focus mode you have for now.

    Once you get comfortable with the relationship of shutter, aperture and iso, you won't worry so much about the shooting mode. You can make any mode work for you. Shutter aperture and iso all need to work together and be balanced. You can change those parameters to suit your situation but in the end they all need to come together to 'cook' a proper exposure.
    Thanks/Like hark, Sabrerich Thanks/liked this post
     
    I must have a really good camera.

  5. #5
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    Re: Nikon d7500 capturing soccer action

    I had the chance to shoot some soccer photos this year and found that using shutter priority and continuous focus mode worked wonderfully. I used a D40 which only has 3 focus points and it worked out much better than I thought it would. Just make sure you choose a shutter speed fast enough to stop the action.

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  6. #6
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    Re: Nikon d7500 capturing soccer action

    Nikon d7500 capturing soccer action
    Dear Nickt, thanks for sharing such kind of helpful video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8T94sdiNjc
    it helped me a lot but however i want it on my blog so let me know if i can go with the tutorials or not.

  7. #7
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    Re: Nikon d7500 capturing soccer action

    Nikon d7500 capturing soccer action
    Quote Originally Posted by faizalkhan2055 View Post
    Dear Nickt, thanks for sharing such kind of helpful video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8T94sdiNjc
    it helped me a lot but however i want it on my blog so let me know if i can go with the tutorials or not.
    It is not my video, it is available to the public on youtube. As long as you share any youtube videos on your blog in the normal ways (link or embed it), its all good, the creators get their proper credit and recognition.
    I must have a really good camera.





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