Discussion in 'Sports' started by jason j, Sep 16, 2006.
Some great shots here in this forum. This is not the best, but I love the intensity in the faces!
This one is not a great action shot, like a bicycle kick or a goal save. Still, I do love the joy in these faces!
Why is it that I can see pages 1 and 3 just fine, but NOTHING on page 2 ?
I have been covering my local clubs for sometime now. I use a Nikon D3100, with a Sigma 70-300 lens. I always stay on the outside, so that I can wander around the ground at will. My favourite location is the halfway point, you then do not get linesmen running in front of you, or halfway to the corner flag.
I prefer to use the camera on its sports setting in auto. That way you need not worry about the focussing side of things. The action tends to come in bursts, so a knowledge of the game is a good start. Another thing I love to do at games is work the crowds, have a talk, laugh or take their photo. That way, they will go looking for themselves on your site, they in turn will let friends know and so it goes on. Or hand out cards with your details on. On matchdays, I start with the teams warming up, then coming onto the field and then the game itself. I also look for that amusing look, action etc.
I have been photographing my son and his teams for the last eight years and have become obsessed with fotball(soccer for the US) photography. Familyphotos I do take, but nothing else really. My cameras and objectives have grown with the fieldsize and now I use a Canon 7d Mark II with an EF 100-400 USM lense.
What I struggle with are the articifical grass fields(polarizing filter helps somewhat), really sunny days(I have started to love grey skies) and floodlight in the evening.
This one I love. I might ask to try it when shooting younger kids the next time. There tend to be so many around the ball.....
Is the first image taken at Gothia Cup/Gothenburg Sweden? It looks like one of the fields my son's team played at.
Get a soccer magazine, for the pix.
nope. I am Swedish but we live in Bern, Switzerland. Would love to go to that tournament though.
So its not what I consider one of the best shots but its an entertaining image...
Defender goes in for a slide tackle and ends up getting his shorts torn apart...
The one I like the most from the past weekend:
D750 + AF-S 300/2.8 1st version, cropped a good bit
A couple taken with my brand new Tamron 70-200 f2.8 G2. Best purchase I have made. Certainly improved the technical quality of my shots i.e. Clarity, colour, contrast, DoF/blurred background and importantly focus.
Lots of good advice here so I don't need to add more. This is from a tournament this past weekend. Shot with Tamron 70-200 f/2.8:
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