Rugby is a fun sport to shoot. The Jacksonville Axemen took on the Rhode Island Rebellion for a spot in the finals competition. I set out to shoot tight shots of the action to see the dirt, grimaces, and pain on the faces of the players.
I shot the game with a Canon Mark 5D Mark 3 body and a Canon 400mm, f2.8 IS lens. The sun was setting on the home side so I positioned myself facing the sinking sun. This gave a nice rim light on the players for separation.
I’m far from understanding all the nuances of this game but it is fun for a sports photographer to shoot. I think I accomplished my goal of shooting tight shots of the up close action. Hope you enjoy. Gray