Practicing For The NCAA Volleyball Tournament

Getting Some Reps In

Yesterday I was photographing the NCAA practice for Marquette. They were practicing their plays, and I was getting back into the swing of photographing volleyball. I had not photographed a match since Purdue took down Wisconsin on Halloween. Volleyball is a fast sport that is hard to photograph. Any additional reps that I can get in are always welcome.

My Third Ride

Five years ago I had to drive to Missouri to photograph Purdue in the NCAA Tournament. I just wanted to get some tournament action in so after photographing a men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader at Indiana State I made my way to Columbia to see Purdue play. In 2019 the tournament came to Holloway allowing me to just have a short drive to see some tournament action. Marquette hired me that year, and I was able to get a couple of games under my belt. This year the first round matchup is exactly the same as it was two years ago. I will be photographing Marquette against Dayton. Hopefully the result is the same as it was two years ago as well.

Breaking Out The 70-200

I have not been using my 70-200mm lens lately. I have been using a prime somewhere in that range. I love the look of the primes and the extra light that I can bring in. For the practice though I wanted a little extra reach for the emotion. That being said this is probably the next lens that gets sold. The primes are good for portrait work, and I really would only use this occasionally for sports now. This tournament will be the last ride for me and this lens. If you need a Sony 70-200mm lens let me know. I will make you a good deal on it.

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