My Nemesis: Basketball Photos

One of the primary reasons I wanted to upgrade to a DSLR camera was to get better quality images of my kids various activities.  The hardest thing for me to get a handle on thus far are basketball pictures.  I know a large part of it is due to the poor lighting in the gym but I also attribute a lot of it to me not using the proper settings.  In these photos I’ve set the aperture to the lowest possible setting.  My thought was that I would only be trying to focus on one moving target instead of multiple.  Then I set it to Auto ISO and put it on the sports setting.

I feel successful in that it’s not just a bunch of blurry ballers but unsuccessful in that I still feel there is a lot of noise and just not as sharp as I had hoped.  Any advice would be most appreciated!  Oh, I should mention that at this time I only have an 18-55mm lens, I figure I shouldn’t upgrade until I know what I’m doing…

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