Taking Better Pictures of Your Soccer Player

If you’ve got kids playing soccer and wondered why your photos of their games aren’t as good as they should be, Eric at Photography Bay has some great suggestions:

This is my son’s first year playing soccer. It’s been an entertaining couple of weeks. I’m fired up about the next month or so of soccer matches for a couple of reasons: (1) seeing my son experience team sports for the first time; and (2) great photo opportunities. It’s the latter reason that inspired this post.

So, are you getting great photos at your kid’s soccer games? If not, you should be. We’re going to look into some of the problems that could be keeping you from getting those memorable photos from every game.

He goes on with detailed suggestions about camera types, settings, technique, location, and more. Be sure to give it a read if you want better pictures of those soccer moves!

And if you use WordPress to blog about your kids/family, check out the SimpleViewer plugin to easily include SimpleViwer Flash Galleries. Have You Been To Gubat? uses it quite nicely for her children’s action shots.


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  1. I have years worth of pix of my grandkids’ soccer games. Early shots were taken with my old tank of a Pentax 35mm – some even by the kids themselves!

    Now with digitals, a couple of games a week usually means about 200-300 shots to go through every weekend. Fortunately, I have Adobe Photoshop that was bought by a former employer, so I can crop and adjust pix quickly before uploading them. I’ve tried several photohosting sites, each has pluses and minuses – my favorite now is MyPhotoAlbum.com because parents can order prints, etc., directly. We are using MySpace for some – the coach’s wife likes it, I don’t much.

    I usually get a few good pictures of the opposing team so I put them in an online album, too, and email the coach or a parent with a link.

    Here are some links: