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Tips on shooting a football (soccer) match

 
cdang
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Mar 08, 2013 04:49 |  #1

Hello guys,

I'll be shooting an amateur football match in the next couple weeks. I'll probably just take my 5D3 + 200L, monopod with a 2x Tele to the match which will take place in the afternoon. Apart from the usual high shutter speed, AI servo etc, are there any tips or advice you could share ? Where should I position myself ? Side lines, corner or near goals ? Keep the sun to my back ? Thanks in advance.




  
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Mar 08, 2013 09:24 |  #2

cdang wrote in post #15690811 (external link)
Hello guys,

I'll be shooting an amateur football match in the next couple weeks. I'll probably just take my 5D3 + 200L, monopod with a 2x Tele to the match which will take place in the afternoon. Apart from the usual high shutter speed, AI servo etc, are there any tips or advice you could share ? Where should I position myself ? Side lines, corner or near goals ? Keep the sun to my back ? Thanks in advance.

These examples, also from the 200mm range, may help.

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A 200mm lens is on the short side for football and denies you the flexibility of longer glass. With a 200mm lens, a useful strategy is to wait at the center of the pitch and hope the action moves into range.

The alternative is to stand at a sideline near the goal mouth and hope the play heads in your direction.

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Mar 08, 2013 10:58 |  #3

Football: it’s a funny old game. Wherever you stand you can guarantee that the action will take place at the opposite end of the pitch. Make sure that you fill the frame with the players, that the ball is included in the shot and that the players are facing the camera. Also get as low down as possible. As for the best place to stand, my preference is behind the goal line adjacent to the edge of the eighteen yard box, or along the sideline, again in line with the eighteen yard box.


Football is a very simple game. Twenty-two players chase a ball and Germany always win.

  
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