This was one of the best field hockey games I’ve photographed. Extremely well-played by both teams. Even went into an overtime period.
This was one of those games that started in heavy overcast and ended in sunlight at times, as you can probably see from the photos. Some were shot at a bit higher ISO than I would have liked but I really didn’t want to go much below 1/1000 sec.
Field hockey photographs usually require opening up the shadows more than for most other sports simply because the players have their heads down most of the time because, well, that’s where the ball is. For that reason, even in flat light, you’re going to have heavy shadows on the faces most of the time and these need to be lightened up slightly.
Outside of that, it’s like photographing any other field sport. If the light is dim you can afford to back off on your shutter speed more than with other field sports because a lot of the action happens when the players are not running.
That’s it for this post. Hoping to get boys volleyball tomorrow.