Sports, corporate, portrait and editorial photography by Scott Sewell
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Although the college basketball season is offically underway, I'm still in football mode. However, it's that time of the year where there are overlaps and I'll shoot football one Saturday, then basketball a few days later, then back to football, then....well, you get the idea.
Here are a few shots from the Loyola-Chicago at Kansas State game from Monday, November 14, 2011 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.
I find volleyball one of the most difficult sports to shoot. Lots of bodies in a very small area with half of the athletes on the court behind a net--tough to find focus and capture peak action.
If the facility allows for it, I prefer to shoot from an elevated angle. I find this helps me focus on players a little bit and helps clean up the backgrounds, which are mostly the floor and not rafters or people in the stands. Of course, shooting from such an elevated position almost requires longer (and fast) glass such as a 300/f2.8 or 400/f2.8 lens.
Here are a few samples. I believe these were all shot with a Sigma 120-300 lens on a Canon 1dMk2n body.