finding the sweet spot

February 23, 2009 in Photography

Just when I though I had it all figured out, I learn something new.


Lately I realized that when shooting with my strobes, its most effective to shoot from a higher angle. Because I’m only lighting half the court, the other half disappears and I lose the “game” feeling. At a recent volleyball game I decided to shoot from as high up as I could get. It helped with the lighting but also helped a lot with getting the players faces. When shooting at net level or lower, the players faces often are obstructed by the top of the net. This problem was solved by shooting higher up. It also cleaned up the backgrounds and provided for much more focused images.