Outing: Sports Photography (Figure Skating)

Outing: Sports Photography (Figure Skating)

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Date(s) - Saturday, March 3, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rotary Place Arena


Planned Schedule

  • 10:30am – Meet for brunch at Al & Jan’s Oldies Diner (575 West Street S.)
  • Noon – Sports Photography at Rotary Place Arena (Figure Skating)
  • Afternoon – Ice Cream at Kawartha Dairy (647 Atherley Road) as desired also, Street Photography in Downtown Orillia & waterfront as desired

Photography Tips

Suggested Camera Settings

  • Flash not allowed inside the arena
  • Fast Shutter to stop motion (1/250 to 1/1000)
  • Slow Shutter to blur motion (1/15 or lower)
  • ISO 400 or higher
  • Aperture 2.4 to 4
  • Image Stabilizer ON
  • Fast Zoom Lens with “sports” focal range (100mm and 300mm)
  • Centre Focus Points and Continuous Auto-Focus (CAF)
  • Continuous Shooting Mode (Burst)
  • Center-weighted metering mode, and over-expose a bit (up to 1 or 2 stops)

Composition Tips

  • Zoom in close, but maintain adequate space for cropping if needed
  • Capture athletes before, during & after skate routine (Portraits & Action Shots)


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