Posts Tagged ‘ncaa’

Monopods No Longer Allowed at OU Football Games Because of Lens Crushing Incident

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Last weekend, Tulsa World photojournalist Mike Simons made headlines for all the wrong reasons when Oklahoma football player Sterling Shepard took a painful fall onto Simons’ Canon telephoto lens, snapping it in half.

The incident prompted criticism from OU coach Bob Stoop, a public apology from Simons, and now, a new set of rules for photographers covering football games handed down by the powers that be at OU. Read more…

Video: How ‘Through the Glass’ Backboard Cameras are Set Up at the NCAA Final Four

Many spectacular sports photos are captured by cameras that are being triggered from a ways away, as this allows for angles that would otherwise be dangerous — for both the photographer and the athletes — or outright impossible to capture. But have you ever wondered how these remote cameras are set up?

Well, if you have (or even if you haven’t and are now intrigued) then professional sports photographer Brett Wilhelm has some answers for you in the form of a BTS/tutorial video that was shot on-location at the 2014 NCAA Final Four. Read more…

Absurdly Photogenic NCAA Football Player Says Viral Glam Shot Wasn’t Staged

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Hey, sometimes you’re just in the right place at the right, sexylicious time. That’s about the extent of the explanation Notre Dame running back Cam McDaniel gave for a ridiculously attractive viral shot of him from last week’s USC game that looks more like an Old Spice ad than a candid sports moment. Read more…

NCAA Bans College Coaches From Using Instagram to Recruit Athletes

Mobile apps with retro filters such as Instagram and Hisptamatic have been very polarizing in the photo industry, but the latest member of the anti-Instagram camp has many people scratching their heads. The NCAA has banned college coaches from using Instagram filters while recruiting prospective athletes.
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How to Shoot an NCAA Basketball Game

If you want to know the ins and outs of shooting a college basketball game, check out this awesome behind-the-scenes video with pro sports photographer Miguel Olivella. In it, he walks us through things like where to be, what gear to use, camera settings, and various tricks he has under his sleeve that help him get the perfect shot.

(via Scott Kelby)