Successful Futsal Photography Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction 7
    • Futsal Photography 8
    • Challenges 8
      • You Don’t Get to Choose the Gym 8
      • You Don’t Get to Choose the Lighting 9
      • You Don’t Get to Choose the Moment 9
    • Rewards 9
    • Who are We? 9
      • ProPix Photography, LLC 10
      • Terance Ostrander 10
      • Scott Wells 10
    • What Sports Can We Help You With? 11
  • 2 Quick Start 12
    • Set the Mode 12
    • Set Your ISO 12
    • White Balance 13
    • Test Shots 13
    • Find a Good Location 13
    • Anticipate the Action 13
  • 3 The Right Equipment For the Job 15
    • What to Look For in a Camera 15
      • What Features Do I Need? 15
    • Lenses Needed for Futsal Photography 16
      • Lenses Can Be Expensive 16
    • 4 The Right Camera Settings 18
      • Full Automatic Mode 18
      • Programmed Mode 18
      • Shutter Speed 18
      • What to Expect When Using a Slow Shutter Speed 20
      • How to Use Shutter Priority 20
    • Aperture 20
    • ISO 22
    • ISO and Aperture Priority 23
    • White Balance 23
      • Auto White Balance (AWB) 23
      • White Balance 24
    • Lighting 24
      • Indoor Futsal Courts 24
    • Light Metering Modes 25
      • Average Metering/Evaluative 25
      • Spot Metering/Center Weighted 25
      • Center Weighted Average Metering 25
    • Focusing 25
      • Manual Focus 26
      • Auto Focus 26
      • Pre-Focus 26
    • Single and Continuous Mode 26
    • Quality 27
      • What Setting Should I Use? 27
    • File Formats 27
      • JPEG 27
  • 7 Composing Exciting Action Shots 28
    • Framing a Great Shot 28
    • Location, Location, Location (find photos to include here) 28
      • Right up Front 28
      • Not With the Spectators 28
      • In the Stands 29
      • Don’t Stay in One Place 29
    • How to Get the Good Spots 29
      • Tricks of the Trade 30
      • Press Pass 30
      • Trade for Access 30
      • Be Where You Can Capture the Face(show face and no face) 30
    • Anticipate the Action 31
      • Timing 32
      • Unplanned Moments 32
      • Obstacles 32
      • Vertical or Horizontal 32
      • Rule of Thirds 33
      • Angles 33
    • What Shots to Take 34
      • Single Athlete 34
      • The Whole Team 34
      • Preparation 34
      • Be Aware 35
      • Safe Shots 35
  • 8 Team Photos 36
    • Preparation 37
    • When 37
      • Before 37
      • After 38
      • Awards 38
      • Scheduled Time 38
      • Location and Lighting 39
      • Background 39
      • Lighting 39
    • Posing 40
      • Make Sure They See You 40
      • Capturing Smiles 40
      • You Need to Smile 41
    • Framing 41
      • Crop Close 41
      • Make It Fun and Fast 41
    • Additional Tips 42
      • Different Angles 42
      • Take Multiple Shots 42
      • Be Creative 42
      • Using a Tripod 43
      • Enlist an Assistant 43
  • 14 Conclusions 44
    • Practice 44
    • Have Fun 44
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