First, let me just mention that this is a 9-10 year old league, and Cameron won't even turn 9 until after the season ends. However, just due to their rules and age cut-offs, he fit into this bracket. I don't really get it, but it is what it is.
So, having said that, notice that the kids are all at least a head taller than him. And some of them, 2 years older.
He's got some great coaches.
And they're a nice bunch of kids.
And I couldn't believe it when I found out that there are Deaf parents on this team again. Totally different family from those I met during football season. (I need to start charging for my interpreting services! *giggle*)
Cameron isn't very good, and no one passes him the ball. But he's having fun and I know he'll only improve as the season continues.
I had given up even taking my last camera to these practices. Without the flash, the subjects were blurry and dark. With the flash I only got the immediate 6 feet in front of us in focus. It was completely worthless. This camera is pretty amazing. For the most part I left these on the automatic sports mode (no flash), but I did play with the ISO a bit (higher ISO, better pictures) F-stops and change of aperture didn't improve shots at all on manual, in fact they only darkened pictures and made things much worse. I didn't want to use the flash to distract the kids, and I didn't know that it would be very effective anyway, but I do look forward to being able to try out the camera at the kids' first game next weekend.
I do still get a little bit blurry shots when the kids are running and moving. Anyone have any advice for me? Or should I just leave it on automatic/sports mode?