Another win for the Commack boys soccer team this time against Riverhead.
Another bright, sunny, high-contrast day. Riverhead’s white uniforms were a challenge that had to be dealt with in post.
Soccer is one of those field sports where the plays are much less predictable than in something like football. Lot’s of times you’re just on the wrong side of the play and there’s not much you can do about it. On the other hand, one advantage of soccer over football, at least for photographers, is the absence of helmets; you don’t usually have a problem getting faces in the shot.
When photographing soccer, or any other field sport for that matter, I try to get opposing players in the frame. Without opposing players it basically looks like you’re photographing a practice. Occasionally I’ll get a shot of just one player because it looks like he’s going to pass off the ball before an opposing player comes into the frame. Parents like these “bubble gum card” shots but you’re not going to get them past a newspaper editor unless they’re running a feature on that player.
Camera and lens - Fujifilm X-T3 with 100-400mm
Exposure - manual - ISO 500, 1/2000 sec @ f/5.6
Post processing - Capture One Pro 12
Next up - senior day football.