Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tips for Taking Great Soccer Photos

While the temperatures in this area are taking their sweet time about maintaining a consistent balmy degree, there are some things in spring that just won't wait. 

Take soccer for example. Local children and young adults clad in uniforms of shorts and tees have been braving the chill, eager to get their season underway.

I, on the other hand, am grateful that my days of being a supportive soccer mom are long over. As the season here starts in mid-spring, even the warmest of days have generally cooled by suppertime. Mostly I just remember evenings of fading sunlight and deepening cold,  parents wrapped in blankets sipping coffee, or at least sipping something from coffee mugs.

Working on the local newspaper too often meant shivering on the sidelines, camera in hand, trying to catch the action while dealing with the changing light of day.  I wish I'd had the tips included in the links provided below as readily available to me back in those days. I suppose I can put them to good use when I find myself bundled up in a lawn chair again in a few years while watching my grandchildren kick a ball up and down a field on a damp, cold spring night.

10 Tips for Taking Striking Soccer Photos

Soccer Photography Tips

Get a Kick: Photograph Soccer
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