Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge Dallas Mavericks fan. This month I was given an opportunity to shoot from the floor at the last home season game before the play-offs. Now, I’ve never shot sports photography, but I was game to give it a go. I spent a few hours researching optimum camera settings for athletic events and armed with my newly minted press pass, headed courtside. It was a wholly new experience, seeing the game from this angle. Tracking through my lens was at first an awkward process, but then I got the hang of it. And thanks to some help from the seasoned sports photographers seated next to me, I learned a few important tips – like what white balance works for an arena setting and what to do if and when a seven-foot player comes careening towards you. Luckily, my spot was trample-free for the duration of the game. I can’t wait to get out there again next season!
Read more.. Monday, April 18th, 2011