How to shoot indoors

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    I took some pictures at my daughters basketball game and most of them came out blurry. I tried different settings with not much luck. I have a cannon rebel xt. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to take action pictures indoors?
     
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    Big distance, big flash!!
     
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    Does that mean that without a bigger flash, I won't be able to get any action shots?
     
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    Wider aperture, or use flash.
     
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    What setting do I put it on to get a wider aperture?
     
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    You put a different lens on.
     
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    What lens are you using? Remember to use a fast enough shutter speed (Use Tv or Manual, not auto). If your lens doesn't have a large enough aperture (small f#) you might not be able to get the images you need unless you add more light. Unfortunately, fast lenses (small f#) tend to be more pricey.
     
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    You will also have to jack up the ISO on it.
     
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    faster shutter speed and higher ISO
     
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    First of all, in order to freeze an action, you need to use a fast shutter speed setting. With fast shutter speed, less light is allow to enter the camera. If it is a outdoor events, usually it is not going to be a big problem because there are plenty of light. The problem is with indoor events.

    Lightning inside the stadium usually is not as bright as outdoor. In order to take a proper exposed photos with your camera, you need to set a wider aperture (lower aperture number in your camera) so that it allow more light to go in.

    The maximum aperture of your setup depends on the lens you use with your camera. If the lens you current cannot set to a lower number such as F/2.8, F/1.8, F/1.4 or F/1.2 ... then you may need to get a different lens. The wide aperture lens is usually refereed as fast lens.

    Beside using a wide aperture lens, change the ISO settings to a higher number may also help.

    As for the flash, you will need to very powerful one, I doubt the build-in camera flash can do the job.
     
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    Thank you for the advice. Any ideas on a lens for me to buy?
     
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    reg- short, almost rude, answers aren't helping anyone- If you're going to respond atleast give more than what you seem to think is a "dumb answer to a dumb question"- REMEMBER- this is a beginners forum for a reason- so BEGINNERS can post and receive HELPFUL advice!

    Joepence- thanks for asking the question, I'm pretty new to this whole photography thing and this is a situation I have yet to shoot in!
     

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