davearnoldphoto wrote:Rule I learned the first time I ever showed up at one of my kid's HS games... a photographer is an intruder to the field so you make yourself as invisible as possible.
I also think you'll get better shots if the kids arent trying to ham it up for the camera. This is where a good, fast, long lens comes in handy! I know a few times where I've been right on the sidelines, the girls, or guys tend to look right at the camera which ruins it for me.
Sitting in the stands or off to one edge of the field is where you'll get best shots, especially being able to throw out the background with a zoomed in lens
Just try again and next time, turn off the auto focus assist beam. I'd never use that to begin with, as fast moving subjects, you're going to be missing half the action with the camera trying to decide what to focus on