This past weekend, I attended my brother’s flag football game and decided to take some pictures. The team just got their uniforms so everyone looked pretty snazzy. So I had a 70-200 lens on the 5d mark II and started shooting away. While I was shooting, I realized that 200mm is not enough for sports photography. If I wanted to get really close, then I think I would need a monopod and a 300 or 400mm lens. Sports photography is a whole different world. It’s especially hard at night, when everything is a blur when there is movement.
The guys were acting like they weren’t paying attention to me and my camera but they all secretly wanted their pictures taken. Now they can’t wait til their next game so they can get their photo op. Here are some of the pictures from the night. Since their game was the last one of the evening and the refs didn’t know that at exactly 11pm the stadium lights would go out, the game ended with 6 minutes remaining. In the last picture,there was just 1 light that was on so I boosted the ISO on the camera to 4000 and took the picture. No light = no problem. Gotta love the 5d mark II!