Photographs are made up of one simple ingredient: light.
Over the weekend I had a marathon Saturday, a community news assignment up in Aberdeen, Md., an hour to transmit images and then an eight hour basketball showcase back down in Baltimore.
In the eight hours I covered four different games, each with their own unique qualities. It is always so interesting to see how the same sport in the same venue can take on so many different forms. It was nice to be kept on my feet the entire time.
One of these changing qualities was the much appreciated natural light coming through a set of small windows on each side.
Whenever I go into an area to photograph I always make mental notes of the lighting. I saw the windows and just hoped one of the two sides were facing west.
I was in luck. At around 5 p.m. sunlight started to creep in. By the time it reached the court I had already shot the majority of the game, knowing I made some good stock peak action images (thanks to a few dives by the athletes) I decided to stop down and wait till the players ran through the light.
The above images were two that I made during the short window of light I had (see what I did there?).
Until next time, take care!