How to Shoot a Basketball Game

by on March 2, 2007

in Learn

Strobist has a great post on speedlighting a college gym. It’s got some great sample shots that show just what a proper flash setup can mean for shooting in a gym. There’s also a nice Q&A follow-up with some not-so high-tech diagrams (sorry guys, couldn’t resist), but still some quality info clarifying issues raised in the previous post.

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1 Daryl Chan August 25, 2007 at 12:35 am

I just got some Pocket Wizards and I\'m interested in trying to strobe a high school gym as described. My question is, can I shoot at shutter speeds greater than 1/250th to stop the action? I know when I shoot with the SB-800 on my D200 I can set it to Auto FP High Sync and I can shoot at 1/320th or 1/400th sec. I haven\'t been able to use shutter speeds greater than 1/250th using the Pocket Wizards and setting the strobes to manual. I only get partial pictures. Is there something I\'m missing or am I limited to 1/250th sec?

2 Daryl Chan August 25, 2007 at 5:35 am

I just got some Pocket Wizards and I’m interested in trying to strobe a high school gym as described. My question is, can I shoot at shutter speeds greater than 1/250th to stop the action? I know when I shoot with the SB-800 on my D200 I can set it to Auto FP High Sync and I can shoot at 1/320th or 1/400th sec. I haven’t been able to use shutter speeds greater than 1/250th using the Pocket Wizards and setting the strobes to manual. I only get partial pictures. Is there something I’m missing or am I limited to 1/250th sec?

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