Jon Crispin's Notebook

Basketball

Posted in Friends, Sport by joncrispin on 16/01/2011

 

I used to shoot a lot of sports.  I have always enjoyed it, and feel that shooting something that moves fast helps me to do a better job when shooting stuff that doesn’t move at all.  I bought a new work camera just before the end of the year, and haven’t had much of a chance to get comfortable with it.  My friend Thom Kendall has the contract to shoot all of UMASS sports, so I asked him if I could tag along for the UMASS v. LaSalle game in Springfield yesterday.  I got maybe 5 decent shots out of the whole game.  He probably got 30 really good ones and 50 more that were totally usable.  His support was really helpful, but it made me realize just how difficult it is to get good action photos when the athletes and officials are moving around right in front of you and the lighting in the arena sucks big time.  Anyway it was fun and a good learning experience.  And I am pretty sure that the next time I photograph something that isn’t moving, I’ll be just that much better at it.

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