Sports action photography – Clarkston High School girls soccer

These are some sports action photography we did while we were shooting for the Clarkston High School Girls Varsity soccer seniors.  The original shoot was for banners to be displayed at Senior Night at a home game.  Shoot sports action photography can be a challenge.  We had a cloudy afternoon, so I was able to control the exposure to get a dark ominous sky and I had my strobes so I could freeze the majority of the movement.  The only real motion blur is of the fast moving ball as it is being kicked and I like the amount of blur.  One of the biggest challenges is to start pressing the shutter release before the action I want to see happens.  A little bit of practice helps.  The next challenge is to trust in the players and not get hit by the ball.