Sundevilbasketball on ImageStation.com9 December 2004

This is why I wanted a new camera: to get photos like this one. There's barely enough light in a high school gymnasium to capture this kind of action. And now that I've actually got a single lens reflex camera that's not stuck on automatic, I'm starting to notice things like ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. This one was at an ISO of 1600, a fixed shutter speed of 1/125 seconds. The aperture turned out to be f/5, so I could have gone a little faster with the shutter, or lower on the ISO setting, but at 3 frames per second (this is the first of 4 shots I took as he drove for the basket), there wasn't much time for adjustment. Click the photo to see the rest of my basketball pics from last night's game.

This is pretty fun.