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Aug 20, 2015 12:52 as a reply to  @ post 17676530 |  #166

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Aug 20, 2015 13:12 as a reply to  @ post 17676530 |  #167

I know I am still learning what to look for, but I think those are good. I love the facial expressions you caught. Please forgive my newbie question, with the 400, what part of the field were they on and where were you positioned when taking the shot? I ask because I am debating on a long prime or 100-400.


I am a dad that likes taking photos of my boys playing sports...and then other parents wanted some of their kids and so on. I love taking photos of sports and teams, but want to get better..
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Aug 20, 2015 13:38 |  #168

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Aug 20, 2015 14:35 as a reply to  @ DAVMAN13's post |  #169

The two pics of "shots" the subjects were around the 18 yard line and I am positioned about 10 or so feet behind the corner flag. The downside to the prime and focal distance is close shots to the net, I do not move and run around to get it in i either miss it or turn the camera to portait and can sometimes get the shot.
The headball shot was close to the far flag (maybe 50 yards away?) so easily croppable shot with the 400mm lens.


I sometimes wonder if it would e better to get the 100-400mm. Of course now the choice would be version II but too expensive for me right now even if I trade or sell the current 400mm.
I'd eventually like to get it though and a upgrade to a newer better ISO DSLR like the Canon 1DIV...dreams...only a dad like you taking pictures of our kids etc!




  
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Aug 22, 2015 03:36 |  #170

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Here are a few of my 13 year old son in goal in his first games of the season last weekend. I am basically a dad that likes taking photos of my boys playing sports...and then other parents wanted some of their kids and so on. Please let me know what you think and what I could have done different. I am fairly new to photography, but want to get better...

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Good memories and captures, looks like the first one is focused on the post rather than the player sadly and the second one you had s strong sun behind him which didn't help.


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Aug 22, 2015 15:49 |  #171

Soccer 'kicked' off here with a recent tournament. Got the ball on the toe in this shot

mid 90s and bright sun all day for these players.

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Aug 24, 2015 06:12 as a reply to  @ mrrikki's post |  #172

Thank you. I am pretty sure it is me, but when I shoot soccer, I have a lot of "just past the subject" focus issues. And when I increase the aperture to widen my depth of field, sometimes I have motion blur. I just need to keep practicing.


I am a dad that likes taking photos of my boys playing sports...and then other parents wanted some of their kids and so on. I love taking photos of sports and teams, but want to get better..
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Aug 24, 2015 11:02 |  #173

Motion blur = shutter speed too slow. Could be camera movement/shake too...is the entire picture blurry, or just the subject?

Most sports require a quick trigger, or some sort of panning/tracking involved. This means practice...lots of practice. Very few are producing killer images the first time at a sporting event.




  
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Aug 24, 2015 11:05 |  #174

DAVMAN13 wrote in post #17680786 (external link)
Thank you. I am pretty sure it is me, but when I shoot soccer, I have a lot of "just past the subject" focus issues. And when I increase the aperture to widen my depth of field, sometimes I have motion blur. I just need to keep practicing.

Shoot in aperture priority and adjust the ISO so that you get a shutter speed of 1/1000 or faster.


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Aug 24, 2015 11:12 as a reply to  @ agrandexpression's post |  #175

Just the subject or part of the subject most of the time. With all three of my sons playing soccer, I will get to practice some more. I took some this weekend of my oldest and they looked good afterwards in the car on the view finder, but when I uploaded them, majority was missing the focus a little. I am going to borrow another lens to see if it is mine that could be off a hair. If i get the same results, then i can pretty much blame it on operator error... :-)


I am a dad that likes taking photos of my boys playing sports...and then other parents wanted some of their kids and so on. I love taking photos of sports and teams, but want to get better..
Canon 7DII, Canon 5DIII, Canon 70-200 L f2.8 IS II, Canon 17-55 F2.8 IS, Canon 300 f4 IS, Canon 24-105 f4 IS, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports.

  
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Aug 24, 2015 11:31 as a reply to  @ john crossley's post |  #176

I definitely use the faster shutter speeds. I've used AP some. Seems like on the brighter days, I do not have good luck with it.


I am a dad that likes taking photos of my boys playing sports...and then other parents wanted some of their kids and so on. I love taking photos of sports and teams, but want to get better..
Canon 7DII, Canon 5DIII, Canon 70-200 L f2.8 IS II, Canon 17-55 F2.8 IS, Canon 300 f4 IS, Canon 24-105 f4 IS, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports.

  
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Aug 24, 2015 13:20 |  #177

DAVMAN13 wrote in post #17681042 (external link)
Just the subject or part of the subject most of the time. With all three of my sons playing soccer, I will get to practice some more. I took some this weekend of my oldest and they looked good afterwards in the car on the view finder, but when I uploaded them, majority was missing the focus a little. I am going to borrow another lens to see if it is mine that could be off a hair. If i get the same results, then i can pretty much blame it on operator error... :-)

Trying a different lens is a good idea. Or try shooting something stationary with your current lens.

The second photo you posted doesn't seem to have much action in it, but is still pretty soft. My thinking is the lens.

Your photos didn't post with shutter speeds, so hard to say whether or not if it was adequate...although I believe you that you had a fast enough shutter speed.




  
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Aug 24, 2015 13:58 |  #178

DAVMAN13 wrote in post #17681042 (external link)
I took some this weekend of my oldest and they looked good afterwards in the car on the view finder, but when I uploaded them, majority was missing the focus a little.

I shoot a lot of soccer with my 7D and 70-200 f/2.8 combo.
I am not a pro shooter, just a weekend warrior.

My 7D is set up as follows:
Raw only.
Metering mode: Evaluative
White Balance: Daylight
AF Mode: AI Servo AF
Drive mode: Highspeed continuous
Av mode.
An ISO value which gives me a shutterspeed of 1/1000 or more.
AF point selection: Manual select.: Spot AF
Menu - Wrench 2 -VF grid display: Enable
C.Fn I: 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
C.Fn II:0 0 0
C.Fn III: Fast 1 0 0 0 Enable 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
C.Fn IV: * 0 1 0
C.Fn IV: 1 as follows
Metering and AF start: AF
AF stop: AF-OFF (back button stops focussing)
Multi-controller: AF point direct selection

What are your settings ?

I have no problem to go to ISO 1600, if needed.
I always use the center AF point and make sure the square is right on the player I want to 'shoot'.

I followed an article which describes the tolerance of the AF metering mechanism.
I found out that AF starts way beyond the AF squares you see through the view finder.
When I select Spot-AF I am more close to the (outer) AF squares, which improved the focussing.
It might help you also.
Here is the article which helped me a lot. (external link)


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Aug 24, 2015 20:11 as a reply to  @ post 17676128 |  #179

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Aug 24, 2015 20:51 |  #180

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