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Help with Soccer photo please

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4 years 8 months ago #2329 by Erin
I have tried the last 3 soccer games to get some decent shots. In years past I have gotten great shots w/o even trying. Now that I'm learning about all my camera can do - I want to get better. I tried Manual, Tv and Av. It was sunny and the game was around noon - what settings would you suggest for next time?
I'm also going to photograph horses and kids riding later this week - since it's also in motion I figured I might need more pointers on settings for that as well.
Thanks in advance!
:)

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4 years 8 months ago #2333 by Roy van Ommen
Hi there...

Well, with this kind of fast sports, you need a fast shutter speed to freeze the motion.

The settings of the shot will depend on what you want to create. When you shoot someone with a really high shutter speed, the person will be frozen and you will see no action, no movement, when you take a slight slower shutterspeed (and compensate with other settings like the aperture and ISO) you can get some movement in the image which make it feel more personal, like some flying dirt, or even the moving ball. I think it will be great to capture the person frozen, and a moving ball.

The settings wil depend on light conditions and that kind of stuff. Just keep in mind that you need a high shutter speed. I personally bump my ISO up to be guearanteed to have high shutter speeds and i can change the shutter speed.

I also use the TV mode on my camera sometimes to set the shutter speed and change that on the go. So i can decide what kind of motion i capture.

Well... hope i helped you somehow with this text in the length of a book ;)

Greetings, and show us some images of this ;) Maybe we can help you with that.

Roy

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4 years 8 months ago #2343 by Bill
yes, please post some of the shots so we can help decipher what went right and wrong :D. Please let us know what settings you were using as well.

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4 years 8 months ago #2407 by Erin
Thanks for the tip. I do hope to post a few pictures soon so that I can figure out what I'm doing wrong! Thanks so much for your time!

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4 years 8 months ago #2414 by Roy van Ommen
Your welcome! Have already sorted out some images?

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4 years 8 months ago #2418 by Gregory Cazillo
I shoot my sports in aperture priority so that the players or action I am photographing is isolated, rather than having focus on the whole field.

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