I've been asked to take photos for my 7 yr old son's soccer games. Nothing fancy, just shots for an end of year slide show. This will be a fun learning experience for me, I'm hoping to capture some good action shots, photos of the players while they're resting and when they're getting a pep talk from the coach.
I'm pretty much a newbie, so any suggestions would be great. This past weekend, I positioned on the sidelines smack in the middle of the field. I was able to get some decent shots, but wasn't sure what the optimum shutter speed should be. Also some photos that looked good while I was previewing the photos in the bright sun looked overexposed when I got home. I also tried "panning", but it didn't come out so good...ok, they didn't come out at all! Perhaps I need to bring a tripod or something.
I brought my 24-105 and 70-200. Didn't bring the Sigma, not sure if I would've used it even if I had.
Thanks in advance.