I was drafted to take pictures for the high school soccer games.
I've included several from both the girls and boys games for comparison.
The boys games are generally later and entirely under lights.
I really can't get what I want with a 70-300 4.0-5.6, or 18-105 3.5-5.6, especially since the games are generally starting at twilight.
With the light and my lens selection, I've had to bump up the ISO (and noise!) as far as possible to get anything.
I've used flash from the stands, but not from the sideline - seems to me to be too distracting to the players.
It's taken some work to find the right white balance - not sure I have it yet - each stadium is different and changes pretty rapidly as the sun sets and lights are turned on.
I have made some minor color adjustments to most photos and bumped up the contrast a hair.
I could probably cut down some of the grain with Noise Ninja (haven't downloaded it yet) or another noise reduction program.
Appreciate any suggestions as to how I can improve the capture (besides investing in a 2.8 300 VR!)
and suggestions for post processing to make the best of what I have captured.
Oh one more thing - good guys in white jerseys in all but the last pic!
I came; I saw; I shot; I shared.