Cal Poly Pomona Broncos vs the San Francisco State Gators on Friday, January 5, 2018 at San Francisco State.
This was the first time we watched the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos in San Francisco. It was an impressive game where the Broncos were consistently ahead of the Gators.
I had a great time shooting a lot of action photographs. I learned from this session that I need a faster lens with a bigger aperture to capture the action shots. My 100-400 mm zoom lens was great when I was photographing across the court but was not wide angled enough while I was near the basket. I also had to boost the ISO to 32000 because the lens aperture was f/4.5 at 100mm and f/5.6 at 400mm and I needed a fast shutter speed to capture the action. Shooting at ISO 32000 will degrade the picture quality compared to shooting at a lower ISO like 1000. If I were to use a f/2.8 70-200mm lens, I would be able to lower the ISO and improve the quality of the pictures.
Even though I have been a photographer for a while, I still am learning how to improve. I am starting to shoot sporting events and hope I can improve in these action shots.
The next game for the Broncos in the Bay Area will be on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm. The Broncos will be playing against California State University East Bay in Hayward. If any of you are free, it should be another fun game to watch.
Below is a link of their Basketball Game Schedule –