3. Take the time to get comfortable with "Register Camera settings" which designates the settings for "C1" C2" and "C3" on your mode dial. I had my camera settings prepped for three different lighting conditions, those being "on ice" bench/audience bleachers and inner hall/cafeteria. You be far more productive this way, instead of constantly switching up lighting, aperture, speed and iso as you move about the arena.
I have also found this quite useful for the same reasons.
Glad to have helped and I, too, love this site for sharing and learning from others.
Action shots for a fundraiser is difficult. To get "the shot" you end up shooting lots of images. If you need to turn this around for print-ready images before skaters or family leave the arena, there's no time to filter and post process anything. And, you don't want to filter too much because you want family to find at least one shot of their skater.
At figure skating competitions, we hire a photography group who uses one photographer at rink side getting action shots and a second in a meeting room getting solo and group shots of medalists. The photos are downloaded to a server and they use several laptops for participants to view and select their photos. The vast majority of their sales occur during the competition. It's rare that anyone buys online. A benefit from the competition is that many skaters enter different events which are often scattered throughout the three day event. So, they have time between events to view their photos.
If you find a solution to make action shots profitable for a fundraiser, please share.
good advice FTb!
how about that winter we just had?
earlier you asked about the 12fps and how much it contributes to getting "the shot". i think it contributes greatly! for serious sports photography, the 1dx can't be beat. in a few years when the next 1 series comes out and the current 1dx is being sold in the used market for $3500, it might be worth consideration.
here's an example....this capture was from a burst of about 20 images....i wouldn't have got this shot with my 5d3 because the window of time where the puck is viewable(between the goalie's glove and the net) as she shoots is maybe 1/15th of a second?
ps...are you still shooting figure skating?