As with most photographers that try to move to sports from other photographic genres, they realize that it’s a different beast than what they are used to. Charles is an experienced photographer, so we were able to skip the camera set up lessons and the basics of settings and move right into covering the game.
The biggest stumbling block we encountered was proper focus. It takes a lot of practice to be able to get consistently sharp focus shot after shot and it was immediately clear that Charles needed some work. Stationary people were no problem, but once they got moving, sharp focus was harder to achieve. Better results will come from more practice.
With two more games to practice with, let’s see if we can sort out the focus issues and make bigger strides in capturing great basketball photos.