Winter Sports

The winter sports season has begun. Not the best time of year for photographers. Having to shoot indoors after the spring and fall seasons is kind of a drag. Last night I shot the North Branford girls basketball game at North Branford High. That gym is so dimly lit and it's tough to get enough light for your photos with just 1 on camera flash. So I decided to use 2 off camera flashes, 1 setup on the sideline at mid court aimed at the top of the key and 1 on the baseline corner, undeneath the hoop. Both triggered with pocketwizards. This created a nice cross light effect.

If you look at this photo you can see the light hitting the player from the top right and left.
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If you look in the top right corner, that is where flash #1 is set up.
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It certainly brightens up the dark high school gyms with this setup. I'll try and do some more experimenting in my upcoming games. This was the first time I actually tried this. You can find more photos on the Shore Publishing site.