Across the Midwest Friday night lights typically conjures up memories of high school football, and the battles of the Varsity team. The last two weeks it has meant something a little different for me.
That's right, Soccer. At the begining of the season the games were sunlight for the whole first half and then some.
By this weekend the sun was there for warmups creating beautiful warm side lighting, but by kick off we were in total shade of twilight and by half time the only light left was from the stadium lights.
That doesn't make it impossible to get good shots, it just means there is very little room for error. To help over come this, I shoot in RAW with fast lenses at high ISO to maintain high shutter speeds. Shooting in RAW saves more information with each image and allows noise reduction software to produce better results. This ability to shoot at high ISO keeps the shutter speed up and the blur out of the images.
Making those well timed shots as crisp as possible, which allows me as a the photographer, to provide the best representation of the athletes efforts.