My son is a professional Triathlete who has been flying all over North America to events for 5 years.
I will be accompanying him to Ironman Canada in Whistler, BC on August 25. This is the first time I will see him in action.
I have just purchased my first DSLR, a Canon 7D, and a 70 - 200 lens.
What are the best settings to use when I will only have about half a dozen 5 to 10 second windows of opportunity to photograph him.
I'm thinking "AI Servo" I believe this is an autofocus setting where I can hold him in the viewfinder and he will remain in focus as he runs / cycles past.
Another setting I want to use is "Low Speed Continuous" shooting so I just hold the shutter release and the camera fires about 3 x per second. How "fast" a memory card should I use?
I'm totally lost as to "Mode" or shutter speed, apeture, and ISO. Due to lack of experience, I may just default to Automatic and let the camera do it all, but know this will only get me an average result.
Should I set up where he is traveling straight towards me, or get him at an angle to his direction of travel?
Tripod? Yes, or No...
What do you suggest for a rookie using this equipment at my first sporting event.