I had a few challenges tonight when I was taking photographs at the basketball game. I'll talk about them in my lessons learned section.
- In the past I've always used one of the preset settings for the White Balance. Tonight I adjusted it manually until it looked about right to my eye. I don't have a white board, or a grey board to shoot to set the white balance. The manual setting seemed to work quite well. I was happy with the results.
- The Auto Focus Mode was set to single shot instead of servo when I first started shooting. Many of my photos were blurry because of it. I did realize it part way through the second game, and reset it to Servo.
- Tonight I set the ISO to 1600 (highest setting), the Aperture to f2.8, and the shutter speed to 1/200. I think it worked fairly well for most of the shots in this gym.
Photo details: Exposure time 1/200 sec, Aperture f/2.8, ISO 1600, Focal Length 110 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 269mm (picasa calculation), Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, handheld.