Had the pleasure to recently shoot an assignment at BMO Field – Toronto’s home to soccer action. The occasion in mid-October was the Canada Men’s National Soccer Team as they are in the midst of qualifying play for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil match play.
I hadn’t shot at BMO Field before, so it was good to get a chance the day before game day to visit BMO Field and shoot during the training / media day. One thing that quickly occurred to me is my favorite lens, the Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 wasn’t going to cut it come game day (and I didn’t think a 200mm lens was going to be long enough either.)
While BMO Field does have an intimate feel to it, the soccer action still seems to occur far away from photographer side lines, hence a fast (it would be a night game) and long lens would be a priority. I ended up renting a 300mm f/2.8 for the night game and turned out to be a great choice.
I was shooting on behalf of Chevrolet Canada who recently entered into a partnership with Soccer Canada and was supporting the team through vehicle activations around BMO Field and signage throughout.