With the end of basketball season wrapping up, I wanted to show a technique I use every so often when shooting a game. Remote camera shooting, which I learned from a fellow photographer Anmmar Alnimar in 2012, is where you use wireless remotes to trigger a second camera to shoot in a different location from where you are shooting.
The basic things you need:
Two lenses (preferred a long telephoto and wide angle)
Two Pocketwizards and one cord for remote body
Mounting device (I use a gorillapod)
Now the perfect spot in my mind is underneath the basket. It gives you a nice angle to work with that is different from the one you get with your telephoto.
Here is a comparison from 2013 I took:
Same shot, two different angles.
Remote cameras are most helpful because they give you options to work from. If you need a wider shot to work with then you have this or if you want something tighter then you have that as well.
As a photographer, you always want to give yourself as many options as possible.
Here is the view from behind the remote camera:
And finally here are some newer remote shots I took from EMU's win over Michigan in 2014:
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