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Photographing Indoor Sports: The Right Settings, Gear, and Tips for Shooting Basketball, Martial Arts, and Other Low-light Sports by Alan Hess

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Gear

Camera, Lenses, and Memory Cards

When shooting sports in low light, the right gear is important. You need a camera that allows you to shoot at high—sometimes extremely high—ISO settings without producing a lot of noise. The right lens can make all the difference as well. You will want “fast glass,” which means lenses that open wide to allow as much light as possible to reach the sensor and create that shallow depth of field that makes your subject stand out from the background.

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Cameras

A wide variety of cameras is available today, ranging from introductory-level cameras costing a few hundred dollars to top-of-the-line DSLRs costing more than ...

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