I had a very successful photo shoot with The Sherwood 7th Grade Boys Classic team in January. Taking basketball team photos can present lots of challenges with lighting, space and composition. Fortunately, a little prep and patience solves all of those issues.
The boys were very relaxed. After quickly adjusting the camera and clearing space on the bleachers, I got some really nice shots. I avoid flash in the gyms and rely on some clever ISO and shutter speed adjustments until I get the right color and clarity. My favorite photos are the silly ones. I tell the boys to do something crazy and then “freeze.” You really get to see their personalities shine in those photos.
The actual game that afternoon was an overtime, barn burner. Sherwood was victorious. Hopefully, the action pics will help them remember a very fun game. You can check out all the photos in the gallery.