Now that the ferocious partying of freshers has passed, it’s time to get back into the swing of things at university and knuckle down for the final year of my undergrad. Not its time to start Preparing for University Sports Season. This term I’ll be working with more sports teams and hopefully more events and spill all the beans on my experiences!
Preparing for University Sports Season
Starting off early with Activities week I followed Tarannau, the American football and cheer team at Aberystwyth University both partaking in the sports and taking photos.
To kick start the year most sports teams instigate taster sessions to attract new members as well as refresh existing members from the summer off. Being a spectator and participant in drills and practice actually has helped me understand the sport better as well as given me a chance to get back at it with the camera.
With my summer being primarily shooting outdoors, it’s a nice change to be heading back indoors to follow sports such as archery, netball, and cheerleading, and in some ways more relaxing as I won’t have the constant fear of lighting changes and the dangers that normally coincide with outdoor sports. With the slower pace of some indoor sports, it’ll also give a great opportunity to be more creative, a crackdown on actually getting lower or higher angles, and also follow my unwritten rule of 45 degrees.
My general settings for shooting sports currently on my canon 6d are as follows:
- Tv priority
- Auto ISO set up to 6400
- shutter speed over 1/200
- Aperture not exceeding f/6.0
Let’s get this term off to a great start, thanks for reading, and have a great day!