View Full Version : It's Spring time, you know what that means - Soccer Pics again (I am getting better)

03-09-2014, 05:58 PM
I have always had a problem shooting my daughters playing soccer, so I decided to open the aperture wide open and bump the ISO, so the speed would get on up there (some of these were 1/5000 speed). These images are a lot clearer than any soccer pics I have taken in two years. (granted, the overcast sky helped a ton)

(I know this is not a good image, but it is of my youngest daughter kicking her first goal in her 3 year career). I nearly missed her

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7374/13044564724_57be44a79c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13044564724/)
morgan1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13044564724/) by Theantiquetiger (http://www.flickr.com/people/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

This is my favorite image. Maddy (my oldest) plays like every game is World Cup.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7434/13044224795_314037b727_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13044224795/)
maddy1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13044224795/) by Theantiquetiger (http://www.flickr.com/people/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

This is probably the technically best image I grabbed (our friend's daughter tending goal)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7347/13044576444_d8ca795bba_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13044576444/)
courtney2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13044576444/) by Theantiquetiger (http://www.flickr.com/people/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

Another friend's daughter (in white)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7385/13044244445_1c534b1e00_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13044244445/)
avery1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/13044244445/) by Theantiquetiger (http://www.flickr.com/people/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

03-09-2014, 06:52 PM
#2 and #4 are my favs... hope the girl in #2 tied her shoe laces pretty quickly. :)

03-10-2014, 02:02 AM
Love the flying shoe lace! It adds to the intensity.

03-10-2014, 09:58 AM
coll set AT - I favour 3 and 4 here.

03-10-2014, 04:05 PM
2 and 4 for me, but all excellent action captures. Very nicely stopped, and sharp detail.

03-12-2014, 04:27 PM
Certainly these are an improvement on last years set. Much sharper than previous. Getting low like you have makes such a difference.

I know it is often very hard or near impossible to do with kids sports, but choosing a spot with a clean or uniform background will lift sports shots immensely. That is something I have been trying to work on too myself (without total success).

I think I mentioned it before but if you can check out Big Lens Fast Shutter (http://biglensfastshutter.com/) podcast. These guys are fairly opinionated and are brutal in their critique but give excellent advice IMO

Now in shot 3 if you just dropped the ISO ........................... (just kidding).

Nice work

As an aside my son has just switched from playing football (for 10 years) to basketball, so I have new sport to learn to shoot this year. (maybe a good excuse for a faster lens??)

Matt K.
03-12-2014, 11:38 PM
I am loving the second one .. superb!

03-18-2014, 09:28 PM
Love the second and fourth one, AT. Nicely done!