Given the number of cameras pointed at our children while they play soccer, they are either going to develop a complex, or start to wonder when they are going to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

But there is something so fun about taking photos of the kids competing. While it’s a challenge to capture images – I throw away a LOT of fuzzy pictures – there are also times when a photo appears in my views creen that catches me by surprise. Like the one above.

I love how everything around Sophie is in motion, including her arms, but her face is relatively sharp. While I was holding the camera, I can’t take much credit for the effect.

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2 Responses to Snapshot: Soccer in Focus

  1. Love your blog! Keep it up. I feel like I know you guys. I’ll introduce myself… I’m the Crazy Book Lady from Minnesota. Stay warm and safe.

  2. Jen D. says:

    Yep, I know exactly where you’re coming from. After my son’s first soccer game this season (post DSLR acquisition…), I got home and realized I had about 800 frames to cull through! Autofocus and continuous shooting are both my friend and my enemy.

    I have to disagree with you on one point – you absolutely should take what credit is due for getting the picture. Yes, with action it’s difficult to get things in focus consistently. Yes, there is a HUGE element of luck. However, you bring enthusiasm and a desire to capture these fleeting moments in your kids’ lives to everything you shoot. It shows in how you compose your shots. Give yourself some credit, girl!

    Of course you know I’m going to ask for details on the lens and exposures; when you have time would love to hear that info :). Maybe post-Escape?

    Have a great birthday weekend! Wish I could be there to talk photography and triathlon, and swap soccer mom stories…