10 Shot – HS Soccer – Green Mountain at Conifer

HS Soccer

For the second day in a row I had a overtime soccer game at the NAAC.  This one only lasted part of the first overtime before Green Mountain netted the golden goal to defeat the Conifer Lobos.  This was a tough game to photograph.  Green Mountain was wearing black uniforms and Conifer were wearing whites and the sun was very bright.  With a 4pm start time, the sun was low and throwing harsh shadows.  Combine that with Black and White uniforms, it is difficult.  You expose for faces, however, you end up losing detail in shadows or blowing out the detail in the white uniforms.

A tip for shooting in this situation, do not trust the camera meter.  I use a handheld meter and take a reading of the direct sunlight, then I take a reading of the shadows and average those readings together (my meter does that itself).  I plug those readings into my camera and take a couple test shots, check the LCD and the camera histogram, and adjust the shutter a tad if needed.

Another drawback, the white uniforms are very hard for the camera to lock focus on.  So, to increase locking focus, I change my focal point to a higher point vertical and horizontal and try to keep the focus locked on the face of the player.

Hope those tips help you…

Here is my 10 Shot from the game.

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Green Mountain at Conifer

September 24, 2013: Green Mountain Rams senior midfielder Bryan Luna (10) collects a pass in the game against the Conifer Lobos at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Green Mountain at Conifer

September 24, 2013: Green Mountain Rams senior midfielder Bryan Luna (10) attempts to keep control of the ball away from a Conifer Lobos defender in the game at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Green Mountain at Conifer

September 24, 2013: Green Mountain Rams junior midfielder Christian Timm (9) and Conifer Lobos junior Jacob Romero (13) chase after the ball in the game at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Green Mountain at Conifer

September 24, 2013: Green Mountain Rams sophomore forward Jose David (8) rises above everyone to attempt a header in the game against the Conifer Lobos at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Green Mountain at Conifer

September 24, 2013: Green Mountain Rams sophomore Luke Eigsti (15) dribbles the ball up the pitch in the game against the Conifer Lobos at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Green Mountain at Conifer

September 24, 2013: A Green Mountain Rams player (not listed on roster) and a Conifer Lobos player (not listed) battle for the ball in the game against the Conifer Lobos at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Green Mountain at Conifer

September 24, 2013: A Green Mountain Rams player (not listed on roster) and a Conifer Lobos player (not listed) battle for the ball in the game against the Conifer Lobos at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Green Mountain at Conifer

September 24, 2013: Conifer Lobos junior Jacob Romero (13) attempts to clear the ball away from the goal box in the game against the Green Mountain Rams at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Green Mountain at Conifer

September 24, 2013: Green Mountain Rams sophomore Garrett Storm (7) and a Conifer Lobos player (not listed on roster) chase after the ball in the game at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada, Colorado

10 Shot - HS Soccer - Green Mountain at Conifer

September 24, 2013: Conifer Lobos junior Jake Carter (8) sends the ball down field in the game against the Green Mountain Rams at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada, Colorado

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