Friday Night Lights are not, it turns out, that bright.
September 13, 2011 12:13 PM Subscribe
PhotographyFilter: Teach me how to shoot outside at night under stadium lighting.
posted by Snarl Furillo to technology (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Football season is upon us, and I'm making my rounds of night-time games. My photos are way, way, way too underexposed. I'm thinking I need either a new lens or a new camera body, or hopefully just a nice tricky new technique, but I don't really know much about photography. I am hoping the answer is "new lens" and that you can point me towards one.
My current gear is:
-Canon Rebel XT camera body. Max ISO is 1600, and the grain is unbearable at that rate.
-Canon 70-300 mm f/4-5.6 (I think that's right? Will answer questions in comments) lens. My primary sports lens, awesome in the day, not so much at night.
-18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. I almost never use this one, but if it would help, I'm game. I have side-line access, so proximity isn't an issue.
Recommendations for specific lenses super-welcome!