We recently took some action photos at an indoor basketball game. Many of the pictures had motion blur.
In a previous post called Youth Sports: Frustrated with Blurry Action Photos? (Part 2), I discussed how to avoid blurry action photos by buying the right lens for the job.
I bought a Tamron SP AF70-200mm lens with an F/2.8 (aperture) for $800. The F/2.8 aperature is the key to getting enough light at faster shutter speeds.
We started using the lens and was capturing great photos using the advise below.