Competitive Ballroom Dancing

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    Hi All. I have been out of photography as serious hobby for some time, but since my daughter got more serious in Dancesport - namely competitive ballroom dancing, I dusted off the camera and got to work.

    it's challenging - tricky lighting, no flash, movement, wild colors and it is so rewarding since we are all involved in it as a family. I take pictures of all kids that train in the same studio as my daughter and give to parents for free - not aspiring to be a pro. CC is welcome and appreciated.

    one issue - I have to shot at higher ISO - my most common settings are ISO 1000, f2.8, 1/250 shutter - have to balance between noise and motion blur. I shoot Nikon D500, tamron 70-200 SP 2.8 and 24-70 2.8 SP

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    Fantastic shots!
     
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    Some excellent action shots.....
     
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    Awesome set....
     
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    Great shots!

    I did a quick search of the forums to find this discussion:

    The ISO argument

    (there are more than this one thread)

    Please read comment #2 and then as much more as you feel like.

    BTW: As far as I know, the D500 is a very capable camera, and its low-light performance is outstanding. Learn when to diddle with the ISO setting and when to ignore it.
     
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    Wow, great set!
     
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    Yeah, some good shots.
     
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    when photographing stationary objects, yes, I will always go to low ISO to get rid of noise, but with dancing, anything under 1/200 sec creates too much motion blur at the body and head. and if I want to eliminate motion blur of feet and arms of the dancer, I have to go with shutter speed 1/320 or even higher. so with exposure triangle and my 1/250 shutter and widest 2.8 aperture, I usually have to stay at ISO 1000 to not underexpose

    and than you all
     
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    Or don't read it. Whatever.
     
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  11. samal

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    But wouldn't over processing add noise right back?
     
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    The D500 has a Sony sensor that is ISO invariant ... set to RAW, keep the ISO low, under expose to get the shutter speed up, then bring it back in post processing without the noise.
     
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