The coach of my nephew's basketball team asked me last week if I would mind coming to a few games and taking photos of the boys ..... I think he's got some sort of slide show or something in mind for the end-of-the-season party. I said yes because
1. I enjoy photography,
2. Any excuse to watch my nephew play basketball is a good one, and
3. The basketball coach is also the principal of my children's elementary school. And I figure after buying this house right out from under him, it's the least I can do. Plus, after all the complaining I've done about costumes at his school, it probably wouldn't hurt for me to suck up just a bit anyway.
So I showed up to today's game, camera in hand, ready to capture the action.
I pretty much suck. (My nephew's team is in the bright blue.)
Because everyone loves a good "back of the head" photo.
Who needs to see the player's face when a nice round ball will do? Although I did at least capture the foul against him on film.
Does anyone have any idea which player this is????
Blurry. (Anyone sensing a recurring theme here???)
Oh, look. No face AND blurry!!
Out of the 150-odd pictures I took today, I got maybe 25 decent ones. Maybe 5 good ones. Most of those are of the boys as they stood completely still, getting ready to shoot free throws.
Here's one of my nephew:
And actually, even this picture isn't so good. I mainly took it so you could see his black eye. That his cousin KELLEN gave him, as they played football together on the trampoline. Ahhhh, that makes for some happy family memories, doesn't it?
But back to the photos .... you know that saying, about you get what you pay for? Something tells me the coach slash principal will be paying a *real* photographer in the near future if I can't get my act together.
So in all honesty .... anyone have any suggestions for low-light action photography indoors????
Because these pictures ----- totally stink.