Today the Boyfriend and I saw a basketball game at our college. It had been an indefinitely long amount of time since I had seen one of the Husky games. I know this because when I came in a sat down, I distinctly remember everything being much bigger :)
I'm not very good at action shots, so I don't really have any shots of moving players. They always end up blurry, and every time I change the f-stop so it'll be quicker, the aperture isn't bright enough. I probably just need a tripod. Anyways, I did manage to take shots during the few moments when players and cheerleaders were still (I got progressively better at predicting when they would pause), so here they are!
I wish I had gotten the ball in this shot, but I was still zoomed in from the picture above.
We were playing UCLA. They won, but only by about 2-3 points. We were constantly fighting for the lead.
And since I got the UCLA team, I had to get ours too, of course.
What I learned from shooting the game:
- There are a lot of pauses, but you have to be sure to take many pictures because someone will move, and mess up the shot (making it blurry).
- I need to get better at taking motion shots.
- Take some time to enjoy the game (I took a lot of pictures in the first quarter, and then sat back and enjoyed the rest of the game, taking a few more pictures here and there).
- We actually have a good women's basketball team. Apparently they are one (now two, I guess) win behind the champions. And the games are free admission for students! A.K.A. no excuse to not go!