Low Light / Stadium Light Photography
Updated: Apr 10, 2019
Taking photographs under stadium lighting can be difficult. It's a combination of a stable camera, High ISO (how much the camera is amplifying the light) and a wide opening on your lens (the Aperture or f/stop.). You won't be on the field and even at the sidelines you'll need a good quality zoom lens. This photo was shot on a Canon T3i, Tamron 18-270mm lens set to 246mm; ISO 1600, f/7.1 and a shutter speed of 1/400th of a second. I was using a monopod to stabilize the camera while allowing me to move around quickly to get band and game photos.
The only post processing done was to crop in on the action and give the light and colors a little 'pop' with the magic button in Mac Photos.
So, you can see, it's possible to get good action photos with basic equipment - you just have to understand the relation among ISO, Aperture and Shutter.
-- Will England