Photographing Basketball Once Again in Historic Hinkle Fieldhouse

I try and get to Hinkle Fieldhouse at least once a year to photograph a basketball game. This past basketball season I was fortunate to get to Hinkle for two games. I shot one for Indiana State and one for Xavier. This is a grand old building that really shows off what makes Indiana basketball so great. The way the building is set up allows the photographer to try some different things as well. The light falls off quickly so you can really isolate your subject. You also have some great signage to place in the photos to show a sense of place.

Less is More

During my last trip to Hinkle this past February I wanted to make a nice shot of the exterior of the gym. The clouds were perfect as was the light for this. I didn’t want the typical shot so I  went for a lot of blank space at the top of the image. The day was perfect for it so why not? I don’t do this often, but sometimes the situation calls for it. I loved the way that this image turned out, and I can’t wait to shoot there again.

The Week in Photos

Last week was an amazing week for me. I was able to shoot Purdue clinching the Big Ten title courtside. A few years ago I would have killed to do that. I had a lot of fun shooting a historic game. Hopefully they do it so much in the future that I will get bored of doing it. I also drove to St. Louis to cover Indiana State in the MVC Tournament for the second year in a row. Things did not go how we thought they would this year, but they did give me some moments to remember. On the way to St. Louis I stopped by Springfield, Illinois to visit Lincoln’s tomb. I had a fun week of shooting, and you can view some of my favorite photos from last week on my Exposure page here. As I write this my week is very much up in the air. This time of year it usually is. March always has a way of bringing work to me though.

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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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