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Apr 07, 2017 13:08 |  #1

I pretty much have access to any part of the field for taking pictures at my grandson's lacrosse games. I am looking for some advise on where you all think the best place to position yourself for actions shots...


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Apr 07, 2017 14:14 |  #2

If he is an offensive player, stand along the baseline on either side of the opponents goal. This gets you the most face on shots during scoring opportunities. You may get hit by the ball, and it does hurt.

If he is a defensive player, then along the sideline with the sun at your back.


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Apr 08, 2017 05:46 |  #3

JeffreyG wrote in post #18322102 (external link)
If he is an offensive player, stand along the baseline on either side of the opponents goal. This gets you the most face on shots during scoring opportunities. You may get hit by the ball, and it does hurt.

If he is a defensive player, then along the sideline with the sun at your back.

I've not shot lacrosse, but based on my time spent watching the game, I would agree with this.

Also, if he's the face-off man, you'll want to be on the mid-line after goals by either team.


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Apr 08, 2017 14:30 |  #4

I would suggest not setting up behind the goal. Not sure what level you're shooting but for HS and up a shot on goal can be about 80-90mph. I wouldn't want to get hit with that.

I tend to stay on the sidelines even with the goal to about 10-15 yards in front of the goal. Depending on the lens you're running this will give you pretty good coverage of mid field (including faceoffs), in front of the goal (for shots where you can see the goalie) and action behind the goal.

Here's one I took last night during a faceoff from the sideline about 10 yards in front of the goal.

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Apr 08, 2017 15:34 |  #5

I have shot a lot of LAX and I would say for an offensive player, behind the baseline is easily the best place in my opinion. Near the corners are mostly safe; a shot would have to sail pretty far wide to come close (but it certainly does happen). Directly behind the goal is where you can get amazing stuff but it is exponentially more dangerous, especially for HS or College Boys. I personally only shoot behind the goal if I can get some distance behind the baseline and shoot with 400mm+ to give me some reaction time in case something comes my way. If you are shooting with something shorter (70-200 for example), I personally wouldn't mess around behind the goal.

Now of course, there is plenty of good stuff you can get on the sideline on offense or defense as well.

Sideline near corner:

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Baseline near corner:
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Baseline corner-ish shooting opposite side action
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Middle-ish Baseline shooting same side action
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Girls LAX is pretty safe anywhere IMO
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Normally a super dangerous area, but I was shooting behind netting
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Apr 08, 2017 20:38 |  #6

I've had lots of good shots from the sidelines. You can get end to end action. You just don't get the head on shots on goal. But you can always set up down behind the goal when you want. If it's a one sided game, you may either have a ton of opportunity or none at all, depending on who's goal you're shooting behind!
Here's some from my daughter's games today. Standing just about midfield on the sideline with a 100-400mm dust pump.

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Apr 09, 2017 07:58 |  #7

I have to admit I have only shot lacrosse once before, and then it was girls.

Someone suggested the sideline for faceoffs. I don't know if the boys face off like the girls, but I shot the face off from the ends and it worked really well like this.

Also I just seemed to get the best shots from the baseline, which is why I suggested that. I only moved to the sideline to get the defensive players.

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Apr 09, 2017 10:31 |  #8

Thank you for all your comments and suggestions. This is pretty much the decision I have made over the years but your comments certainly gve me more confidence in my choises.


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Apr 10, 2017 11:35 |  #9

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Apr 13, 2017 15:21 |  #10

Daren,

NEVER stand along the end line of a lacrosse field unless you are behind a fence or netting. Two reasons: most times, the referees, coaches or both will stop the game and move you away for your own safety, the players safety and the field owners liability; second, the ball is made of very hard rubber and at the HS Boys level that ball will be traveling at high velocity and can cause serious damage to you. Also, being run into by a 150 lb player running full tilt will result in injury to you, the player or your equipment.

I find that the corner is good for the offensive side of the ball and about the 30 yard line is good for the defensive side of the ball. My daughter played for the University of Southern California Women's team and I was on the field for every game I attended over her four years; http://womenoftroy.smu​gmug.com/ (external link)

Enjoy shooting, the time goes by so fast!!


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Apr 13, 2017 17:50 |  #11

I'm typically around the 30 yardline. I bounce back and forth between possessions. Gives me a good angle on shots.


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