West Lafayette Defeats Harrison on Senior Night

Last night I photographed my first high school game of the year. Things just have not worked out for me to get to the West Side Gym yet this year. Since I moved to town the Red Devils have kind of been my adopted high school. I wanted to try out a couple of things so why not head to senior night to do it? I made some standard photos of the senior festivities and the game itself, but then I went on my mission.

The Wonderful World of Panning

I have seen some wonderful sports panning shots lately, and I wanted to try a little. I have not had a good chance to do it so I decided that West Side would be as good of a place as any to try it. In basketball you really have a lot going against you when you slow the shutter speed down. If the players would travel in a linear path it would make things easier, but they do not. They move from side to side and up and down as well. You really have to have the proper technique, and then get lucky that the action is moving the way that you want it to. Above I posted one photo that I liked. You can really see the motion by the athletes here.

Bonus Photos From the Night

I have placed a small gallery up on my website from the game last night. You can find it here.

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About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at www.davewegielphoto.net

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