Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

January 15, 2010

Sports: Basketball and Remote Cameras

Nikon D300, 14mm, f/2.8, ISO 2500, 1/400 sec.

I did it. I mounted my first backboard remote camera (see above photo for the result).

I shot the California Sea Kings massive domination over the Modesto Explosion 121-82. The last 30 seconds of the game was just a blur of Sea King steals and quick dunks.

For my remote camera, I arrived two hours prior to the game and with the assistance of a janitor, I used a ladder to mount my Nikon D300 using a super clamp, which are damn near indestructible for camera support (see below photo). I I shot a 14mm f/2.8 on the glass camera, which is a 21mm on the 1.5 crop sensor cameras and shot a vertical image. I kept about 40 photos, from an original pool of nearly 800.

Next game, I'm going to try a horizontal backboard remote on the other basket.


Nikon D300, 14mm, f/2.8, ISO 2500, 1/400 sec.

Nikon D700, 70-200 f/2.8 @ f/2.8, ISO 3200.

Nikon D700, 17-35 f/2.8 @ f/3.5, ISO 2000.

Nikon D700, 70-200 f/2.8 @ f/2.8, ISO 3200.

Nikon D700, 70-200 f/2.8 @ f/2.8, ISO 3200.


Nikon D700, 17-35 f/2.8 @ f/3.5, ISO 2000.

~ nic

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