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My U-10 Girls

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Ottrott's Human, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. Ottrott's Human

    Ottrott's Human

    May 21, 2006
    I don't do much sports photography and am therefore not very adept at it. I coach a U-10 Girls Challenge team though. I just love coaching and I love "my" kids. I took these last weekend. Since it was a scrimmage match it was a good opportunity to just shoot and let the girls do their thing without me feeling pressure to coach from the sidelines:

    My Daughter Anna (Left Forward)....the league's leading scorer 3 seasons in a row( I can brag right?:smile: ):
    NIKON D2Xs    ---    200mm    f/4.0    1/800s    ISO 100

    Our Mighty Might Right Forward....Bella
    NIKON D2Xs    ---    200mm    f/4.0    1/640s    ISO 100

    Bella again with a high kick:biggrin: :
    NIKON D2Xs    ---    116mm    f/4.0    1/750s    ISO 100

    My co-coach's daughter Kayli (Mid Field)....a phenomenal athlete and all around awesome kid-o:
    NIKON D2Xs    ---    95mm    f/4.0    1/640s    ISO 100

    Our fearless goalie Alexa:
    NIKON D2Xs    ---    200mm    f/4.0    1/500s    ISO 100

    Beautiful Left Forward Nichole:
    NIKON D2Xs    ---    200mm    f/4.0    1/500s    ISO 100

    Center Forward and extremely aggressive/talented player Alyssa:
    NIKON D2Xs    ---    200mm    f/4.0    1/640s    ISO 100

    Wiz-kid Rebecca. Playing Challenge in only her second season. She's a natural:
    NIKON D2Xs    ---    140mm    f/4.0    1/750s    ISO 100
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  2. Well Stuart, you should do this more often. These are very very good. You got the best of both worlds, a little action and some great portraits or as we say in this neck of the woods, sportraits. Great job, post up some more!
  3. Ottrott's Human

    Ottrott's Human

    May 21, 2006
    Thanks Tyrone. It's kind of funny because as a portrait photographer I just couldn't resist!!!!:biggrin: My wife was kidding me about it when I was processing them. "Sportraits"!!! I like that!!:biggrin: :biggrin:
  4. niknd501


    May 13, 2006
    Stuart...I seem to spend all my time shooting sports and I don't have anything this good...
    As Ty says - you should do this more often...I really look forward to some more of your shots.
  5. Stuart, these are great. Glad to see you out of the studio and into the world of girls soccer.

    I see a 300mm, f2.8 VR in your future!
  6. Ottrott's Human

    Ottrott's Human

    May 21, 2006
    Rod.....that's mighty kind of you, but I checked out you SmugMug site so I know you are just trying to make me feel good!!!:biggrin: Thanks though!

    Ha! maybe if I had studied medicine rather than history!!:wink:
  7. Great job nice exposures crisp shots of faces and emotions and real nice tight crops way to go
  8. Ottrott's Human

    Ottrott's Human

    May 21, 2006
    Thanks Mike......I learned most of what I know about sports photography (which isn't much yet admittedly) from you and your posts so your comments really mean a lot. I enjoyed doing this enough that I may start going to the local HS games to practice.
    It's really a lot of fun!:smile:
  9. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    It's difficult to add to what the others have offered, you really did a nice job shooting there soccer game. I sure hope that the players and their families get copies for future memories.
  10. Ottrott's Human

    Ottrott's Human

    May 21, 2006
    Thanks Frank! I maintain a website for the team and I just recently added a photo's page. The parents can download the web sixed versions for desktop pic's or request certain images be delivered as prints free of charge. So far I have had a few requests for prints.....the parents seem to be enjoying the photo's! Just one more reason I'm glad I took up this hobby.:smile:
  11. Stu............ have to admit............ these are good!

    Definitely have your stamp on them, which I like.............. the comp/crops work well and are tack sharp all the way through.

    For what it's worth.... if they were my kids (and i KNOW Anna is here too!)............. I'd buy a print!

    That may be something you could consider........... sports portraiture! :biggrin:

    Excellent work.............. and improved over your last soccer post......

    Sorry........ that should have read "football"........... :cool:  :cool:  :cool: 

  12. Stuart, very nice series! Your team looks like a happy bunch of kids. I had to smile as I saw that portrait in between, thought as well that you couldn't resist :wink:, and with good reason...
    Bella scaring Nichole(?) with her high-kick looks very funny too, made me chuckle.
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