This was my first time…
- shooting high school basketball
- using my new full-frame camera to shoot sports
- having a lot of mobility and access during a game
For example, there was a wheelchair-access space cut out in the bleachers right in front of one of the baskets. Because no one in the crowd had a wheelchair, a photographer could sit there and shoot. So I did.
A drop-down curtain separated the full court from a half-court, so that made for a nice, clean background on one side.
The gym also featured a track that ran above and around the entire court. I spent most of the first quarter up there, and wished the whole time that I had at least a 300mm lens.
One thing I’ll have to wrangle: how to avoid back-/front-focusing with my new full-frame. I’ll be experimenting with different focus modes and techniques every chance I get.