Here are some more of my favorite images from the 2009/2010. Like I said in an earlier Post, what I wild Season this was!I was so glad to see the Bobcats make the Play-Offs. I think that they are a better Team that what they get credit for, and with Michael Jordan now at the helm as far as ownership, I expect really good things from them in the future. All these images were shot with my D300. I will most likely use this camera as well as a D700 for this season. It all starts Oct. 29, and I am ready to be back courtside.
What a wild NBA Season! The Bobcats made the play-offs for the first time in the 6 year history of the Franchise, they beat Teams like the LA Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers, but then they lost to Teams like the New Jersey Nets. It was my first year shooting NBA Basketball, and I have to say that I loved it. I am finally glad to have the chance to shoot Sports other than the NFL and NASCAR Auto Racing. I went through my take for the whole Season and picked out some of the images that I really liked. There ended up being 71 images in total that I have posted here as favorites from the season, please take a look and feel free to leave comments, that is really the only way that I learn and improve……….. (continue reading…)
I got to tell you, I really thought that the Bobcats were going to win this game. They really stayed within a few points of the Mavericks when they were behind, and they were up by as much as 15 points during the 1st half. It just seemed as if the Bobcats grew “cold” in the 3rd period. They threw nothing but “bricks.” Could not hit the side of the barn……………. (continue reading…)
This was a close game. The Bobcats trailed all night long until the last 3 minutes of the game, then they really started to figure it out. I was jazzed to be able to shoot this game. I grew up watching Michael Jordon, so there is a certain air about the Bulls………….. (continue reading…)
Well, it was getting towards Christmas, and the weather was freezing outside, but the Bobcats have been on FIRE! I’m glad, because after the Season that the Panthers have had, it is about time that someone in this town started winning. It just makes things that much more pleasant when it comes to doing my job. All the images that I am about to show you were shot with my D300. I am using a 70mm~200mm lens, and my 17mm~35mm lens for right under the basket. The above shot was taken with my 17mm~35mm lens. I love this angle, a lot of the time the Ref gets in my way with it, but when it works out, it is sweet…………….. (continue reading…)
OK, I have just started to shoot NBA, so this is all somewhat new to me. I have never shot a Basketball game until November 25, 2009. It is something that I have always wanted to do, and being a professional sports photographer, it is something that I should do. I have always been a fan of the NBA, growing up in Washington DC, it was all about the Washington Bullets. That’s right, I STILL think of them as the Bullets. So I have a handle on what the sport is all about. I have always said that to really shoot a sport well, you have to understand the sport. I understand basketball, but to say that I was a bit nervus when I went onto the court is somewhat of an understatement. Fortunately for me, my friend Chuck Burton (head of AP in the Carolina Piedmont Region) was there to give me some pointers………………. (continue reading…)