Tuesday, November 17, 2009
In my opinion, volleyball is one of the most difficult sports to photograph. Typically, games are played in gyms where the ambient light is terrible. Add to that a fast paced game with a fast moving ball and I rest my case. When I was tasked to cover a game, I took the opportunity to travel to UCSD and took my lighting gear. Rimac Arena has a catwalk that allows you to mount strobes and cameras about 30+ feet above the court. I used this opportunity to capture all the images I needed for the entire season in one night. I also mounted a remote camera on the rail to get a different angle from above.