Basketball moves fast. Very fast. Much faster then my broken lens and I were prepared to handle.
Natalia just started her High School cheering season for basketball and I thought I’d give basketball photography a go.
HAHAHAHA. Ya, no.
Indoor lighting + bad lens + fast moving sport = disaster.
However, never being one to back down from a challenge, I am going to learn how to do this by the end of the season. Not master it, mind you ( though that would be amazing, wouldn’t it? ) I am going to learn it. Goal = set.
I came home that night and spent the evening reading everything I could find on what I was doing wrong , and some of what I had done right. Bearing in mind that much of my challenge is a faulty lens.
Many thanks to my secret helper who sent me all the reading I did that night. I won’t disappoint you. I’ll get this.
Normally, I ‘d be much too vain to post photos that I’d consider anything less than good. This time, though, I thought it would be in my best interest to post my baseline. Then I can look back in a month or two and see how far I’d come. I will admit that the majority of what I shot that night was unusable. I was able to salvage a few good shots. Some of which I shared here.
I know my lens won’t fix itself so it’s up to me to do the best I can with the handicap of the broken lens.
I figure, in a way, my camera and I are a bit alike. We both have handicaps that I have to learn how to work around. And so far, though at times they both frustrate the dickens out of me, neither one has really managed to get the best of me. Yet.
I think you did great considering the typical bad lighting in school gyms.
The cheerleaders are adorable too.
….Says the professional sports photographer. I don’t believe you for a second 😉 you’re just a nice man. But I WILL do good by the end of the season. Darn that terrible lighting and my broken lens. I must master indoor lighting before her gymnastics competition season begins. I’ve got until Jan 11. Wish me luck!