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A camera in the basket …

May 7th, 2011

I have shot all the images for the Sundsvall Dragons basketball team, you can read more about that here, here & here. Last thursday it was time for final match number 7! It was all win or loose this time!

I may not be the most experienced sports phototographer, but it’s always fun to try new things. You can always learn something! 😀

So before this match i mounted a camera up behind the Dragons “home basket” and connected it to my radio reciever, i then put a radio transmitter on my camera i use down by the court. So when a shoot with my camera down by the court the basket camera takes an image at the same time! The camera by the basket i was mounted with a Manfrotto friction arm and the mount on the image below is from a test shoot where i tried everything out. I used the Elinchrom Skyport to trigger my camera.

There where some reflections from the glass on the basket, but it’s no problem to fix in PS. Next time i will mout some black cloth behind the camera and lens to minimize reflections.

So here is an example how it worked out. The image is when Alex Wesby stole the ball and makes two points all by himself. Fisheye shot from the court side at the same time as the camera behind the basket shots behind the glass.

5 Responses to “A camera in the basket …”

  1. comment number 1 by: Mathias

    Sjukt snyggt blev det iaf

  2. comment number 2 by: admin


  3. comment number 3 by: SusannaD

    Ååh vad coolt! Snyggt!!

  4. comment number 4 by: Håkan

    Håller med, riktigt coolt! Man skulle vilja se en fartfylld dunk från en riktig höghoppare, inkommande från sidan. Din bild är kanon Kristofer – Missförstå mig rätt. :). Bra jobbat.

  5. comment number 5 by: admin

    Håkan: Tack! Helt rätt med dunkar från sidan, problemet är att de tyvärr inte flyger lika högt när de dunkar som i NBA 🙂 Har några bilder på sköna dunkar men inte riktigt så höga som man skulle vilja ha!