Night Sports?

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  1. Famous Boi69

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    First off, I'm a huge newbie with my camera.

    I am taking pictures of some people snowboarding, it is nighttime and all my photos are showing up really dark. There are street-lights around so it is brighter than it appears in the photo. I get the right lighting when I do not use the flash, but the shutter has to stay open so the snowboarder appears blurry. Is there a setting that will let me get the right lighting but with a quick shutter speed. I am not very good with the camera so the more detailed the instructions the better.

    Camera: Nikon D40x
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    This is what I want them all to look like. In this photo the shutter was open longer and the lighting is how I wanted it. There was no movement so it wasn't blurry but I don't know how to get this effect in an action shot.

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    The picture you posted is already at ISO 1600...go higher if you can.

    You need more light, or more sensitivity to the light you have.
     
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    youre gunna need strobes to freeze the action in that kind of lighting, and.or open your aperture right up
     
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    Use the highest F stop you can, 1/80sec is about the slowest you want, use the built in flash on your camera, and flashes off your camera will help alot. Most pre-sets are really bad, i only use manual settings. When i shoot at night I shoot at F4 and 1/200sec with external flashes (I take alot of skate photos)
     

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