50mm Lens, Canon 50D, Photography

Stopping the Action

Stopping the action of a fast moving subject, like a hockey player, is what we are covering this week in my digital photography class:

ISO 3200 50mm 2ev f/1.8 1/3200

Getting a shot like this one is a fairly challenging thing.  First let me say that using flash isn’t acceptable.  It’s distracting to the players, and just bounces off the glass anyway.  So, I am using a 50mm lens here because of the two lens that I have available, it is the one that will let in the most light.  Because I am using a fast shutter speed I have set the ISO high and boosted the exposure 2 stops.

Do you have any tips for getting photos under these types of conditions?