Soaring for a Score

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Soaring for a Score

I photographed the Valparaiso University men’s basketball game against James Madison University yesterday, and I snapped this picture of a player soaring toward the basket for a score.

During halftime as I was sitting in the media room and speaking with a couple of the newspaper reporters, one asked what I liked about photographing sports compared to nature and landscape. I explained I enjoyed both forms of photography, but I found capturing sports images more challenging.

I also mentioned how the images in sports photography often exhibit an additional dimension, the suggestion of movement and action, which invites the viewer to project with a bit of uneasiness toward what might happen, while landscape photos offer a passive and usually serene experience that allows for relaxation. I enjoy moving back and forth between the two types of photography.


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