Basketball season is half way over!


Finally, basketball season is half way over! I am starting to get burned out with basketball because everything is starting to look the same and I have shot the same feature photos about ten times now. I have shot all levels of basketball, from NBA to JV. Having covered such a variety of competition levels, I have seen some crazy dunks to turnover every time a player gets the ball.

So here are my top ten photos from the first half of the basketball season.

I started basketball by shooting Perrysburg vs. St. Francis.

Nikon D3, 70-200mm, 4000iso, 1/500th, f2.8

Nikon D3, 70-200mm, 4000iso, 1/500th, f2.8

I found my self next at the University of Toledo vs. University of Massachusetts.

Nikon D3, 14-24mm, 1000iso, 1/60th, f2.8

Nikon D3, 70-200mm, 800iso, 1/125th, f2.8


Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 4000iso, 1/80th, f2.8

Then found my self bouncing back and fourth between high school and college basketball.

I knew Perrysburg’s assistant coach and I approached him about shooting some feature photos in the locker room and he was totally cool with it.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 3200iso, 1/200th, f2.8

The following weekend I covered Perrysburg again, and I have been noticing this player could just toss the basketball up against the top of this wall and I found a little stair well that would allow me to get above him and shoot down.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 4000iso, 1/100th, f2.8

To finish up my last high school game I shot Perrysburg vs. Southview.

Nikon D3, 70-200mm, 2500iso, 1/640th, f2.8

Finally I found my self in Cleveland, Ohio covering my first NBA game. I went for one reason and one reason only. To get LeBron James’s pregame ritual of throwing rosin into the air. Prior to the game I spent countless hours searching all of the wire services to see if I could find of the shots I have been imagining. After sneaking behind the scores table asking a little old lady if I sat next to her while I wanted for the moment this is what I came up with.

Nikon D700, 24-70, 2500iso, 1/800th, f2.8


That wraps up all the best photos half way through basketball season. I still have a long way to go because I will be covering the NCAA Final Four in Detroit this year and I am excited for that.

(NOTE: If you click on the photo you can get a gallery of the photos)

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