Remote Cameras

Hockey has several good remote camera locations, but they are not as useful as they are in basketball. The first issue is that nothing can be in the field of play because it will be destroyed, and you will be told to remove it. The only really great on-ice remote is the goal camera placed inside the net at a low angle. Placement is critical it can't be too high up, or it will block the goal judge's view of the goal line. I usually place mine around four to six inches above the ice and then...

Heat Wave Distortion In Sports Photography

Distortion, 56, 210 lenses, 56, 210 sharpness, 56, 210 high school sports basketball, 146, 160 football, 115, 229 highlights, 34, 50 hockey amateur games, 183, 193, 203-204 apertures, 195 author's career, 10 benches, 185, 187-190, 192-194, 202-203 cameras, selecting, 193-198 coaches, 190, 194, 203 college sports, 183, 193, 204 editors, 74-75, 177 equipment, 193-196, 201-203 experience, 174-176 fans, 183-184, 190 f-stops, 202-203 goals goalies, 180-181, 185, 188, 190, focal length, 193-196...

Word on Indoors Flash Strobe Photography

Arena flash photography, or what is commonly called strobe photography, is mentioned throughout this book, so here is a short primer on the subject. Shooting indoors presents a separate set of issues regarding lighting. Most photographers will probably shoot indoors using the available light that is built into the buildings where they take their photos. This is simple to deal with. The only requirements are to shoot using proper exposure and correct white balancing for good color quality. The...

About the Contributors

Andy Hayt has been a photographer for the past 35 years working primarily in sports. He has worked as a staff photographer with The Los Angeles Times and Sports Illustrated. At Sports Illustrated, he photographed 39 covers. He has been employed as a contract photographer for the National Basketball Association, photographing both portraits and game action. Recently, he completed a photo book for the San Diego Padres Baseball Club commemorating the building of its new ballpark, Petco Park....