I love being a Sports Photographer during basketball season. You get so close to the action. I get to post up right under the hoop and capture the magic.
Don'a ask me to pick between photography and graphic design, but I also love being a Graphic Designer of Sports. Every image seen in this graphic is from my own memory card, taken in one single New Castle Red Hurricanes Basketball game. All this team knows how to do is win.
Basketball Photography Gallery
There are few things in the world as satisfying as the slam dunk. Any halfway decent dunk can make for a baller photo. Basketball photography rules. Dig it.
Turning a decent basketball portrait into a BALLER image
I make athletes look badass. That's what you call athlete branding.
Athlete branding starts as early as high school. Back in MJ's day, the only way to reach your audience was to play on TV, do commercials, or write a book. Now, we all have our own platform. Two words - social media. Use it wisely. Put out baller content, and let the world know you came to ball. No chump stuff. Baller vibes = baller deals. Write that down. Get yourself a baller photographer (me) that can make killer edits (me) and take your brand to the next level (you, son).
This is what I'm talking about. There's nothing wrong with this layup photo on the left; it would make a fine social media post. But typically only the biggest athletes on the best teams are able to post some hard graphics like this one (on the right). Why? Because only the biggest and best universities have a graphic design department dedicated to putting out sports edits. Well, you don't need to be in the Big 10 to get graphics like these, you just need me. Let's go!
Instagram Story Sports Edit
The girls at Lafayette College can really ball
How to be a Basketball Photographer - Pro Tip:
There are so many facets of the game that offer great opportunities to get great basketball photographs. Undoubtedly, the best place to post up with your camera is right under the hoop. If you're lucky you'll get a great chance at catching an athlete flying through the air and dunking it home. Players making juke moves and dribbling around defenders makes for cool photos as well (see photo on the right. Also note that both of the player's feet are airborne, which, to me, is kind of cool too... right?). You can capture some great competitive battles when a player drives to the paint as well - see photo on left. The clashing of athletes makes for an intense moment in photographic form.
University of Pittsburgh Basketball player shooting a jumper in front of the cheerleaders and band
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