Yesterday I went to see local rugby games and practice my skills at sport photography, not easy. Unfortunately in these situations since you cannot pick the moment of the day, I was there at the worst time of the day for sunlight, from 1:30 pm to 4 pm. I just had to deal with it. In a fast moving sport, it’s not easy to get a good shot, you have to take a lot of shots, and delete a lot once home. The quality of the photos is directly link to the speed of you autofocus. Since I worked at large aperture for a fast shutter speed with the long zoom, the depth of field was not very deep. In just a fraction of a second your subject covers a lot of ground, so many of my photos were just out of focus. I think I will go back next week to practice the lesson learned yesterday.
For those who do not know what rugby is, it’s a rough sport where players wear not protection gear (except a helmet for some), tackle the adversary and run after a ball. Not for the faint-hearted, when players collide together, you can hear the sound it makes.