First Try: Lacrosse

     Hi, my name is Andrew...and I used to play lacrosse. I know, I know. Lacrosse is known as a sport that wealthy, white, douchey, frat bros play. However, if you look at the sport itself and not the type of people that stereotypically play it, it is awesome. It is fast, exciting and it's one of the only sports that encourages you to hit people with a stick. It's great.

     Fast forward a decade and lacrosse is still a big part of my life: I work for a production company that films college lacrosse games (shout out to TVX Video. 619, represent!!!) At a recent tournament, I had some time to kill in between games that I was filming so pulled out my camera and started shooting.

This first night game was very challenging to shoot. Lacrosse is a very fast sport so I had to balance a fast enough shutter speed to freeze the action against a low enough ISO to keep the noise to a tolerable level. You can see motion blur in the goalies stick and helmet.

This first night game was very challenging to shoot. Lacrosse is a very fast sport so I had to balance a fast enough shutter speed to freeze the action against a low enough ISO to keep the noise to a tolerable level. You can see motion blur in the goalies stick and helmet.

I actually like the motion blur in this shot. It gives the photo some life.

I actually like the motion blur in this shot. It gives the photo some life.

All of these photos where taken with an older 300mm f/4L lens. Since my camera has a cropped sensor, the lens acted as a 480mm lens. For once I actually had trouble being far enough away to capture the images I wanted. This photo isn't cropped and was taken about 50 yards away.

All of these photos where taken with an older 300mm f/4L lens. Since my camera has a cropped sensor, the lens acted as a 480mm lens. For once I actually had trouble being far enough away to capture the images I wanted. This photo isn't cropped and was taken about 50 yards away.

Even though the light wasn't great for the second game, it was way easier to shoot than the night game.

Even though the light wasn't great for the second game, it was way easier to shoot than the night game.

My favorite shot out of the bunch.

My favorite shot out of the bunch.