Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Ball or No Ball

I normally attempt to capture the ball in most of my action shots, but I'm starting to branch out a bit. Below are a couple recent U-13 soccer pictures taken without the ball.

The Missed Header

Anticipation is key to capturing both the player and the ball. Sometimes, I'm a little slow, and see for yourself.....

The Referee

Sometimes the referees just never seem to get out of the way.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Soccer Goalie

Capturing great goalie shots is extremely difficult. It simply takes practise and luck. When the action starts in front of the goal, simply start shooting and just maybe.....

Another way to capture unique goalie shots is simply from the back of the net....

Finally, when all else fails, take some shots during pre-game. You have the luxury of anticipating their moves, and it normally results in excellent action:

Canon 20D, 70-200 f2.8 (L series), with 1.4 teleconverter