UCI vs USC @ The Galen Center
When I heard that UCI was playing USC I knew I was going. There was no way I was going to miss out on a chance to shoot our upcoming basketball team play against one of the top ranked teams in the country.
With a media pass ready for me at the back entrance, I got in with no trouble and made my way to the court. I was about 45 minutes early. It was good that I was early too because other photographers were already showing up and staking out their spots on the baseline. Luckily for me, all the other photographers were there to shoot USC, so I was on able to get a good spot on the opposite site of the court.
This was the first time I shot with a 300mm and a 70-200mm. This is the setup that most of the other photographers were shooting with too. I like this setup and think that if I had one more body with a wide-angle, it would be perfect.
Shooting this game was a lot of fun. Security was tighter, the stands were taller, the fans were louder, and the competition was a lot better. I could feel the sense of being at a big game…something that lacks at UCI. Hopefully with the new additions to our team this year, we’ll start to see some bigger crowds and some school spirit.
I also got a few shots of Romeo, previously known as Lil’ Romeo.