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How to shoot Squash (or not) - 1

And now I will "treat" the SC viewers to some squash photography shots to demonstrate how I struggled to get anything at all.

 

First lesson: the angle.This particular court had 3 walls and glass at the rear (which was where the referees were seated). It is possible to shoot through the glass as long as the photographer is mindful of reflections and positions him/herself to avoid them. I found a balcony upstairs and made my way upstairs to catch the Singapore player serving to his Thai opponent. 

How to shoot Squash (or not) - 1

And now I will "treat" the SC viewers to some squash photography shots to demonstrate how I struggled to get anything at all.

 

First lesson: the angle.This particular court had 3 walls and glass at the rear (which was where the referees were seated). It is possible to shoot through the glass as long as the photographer is mindful of reflections and positions him/herself to avoid them. I found a balcony upstairs and made my way upstairs to catch the Singapore player serving to his Thai opponent. 

comments (9)

Nicely composed and you caught a good moment in the action.
Ayush Basu: Yes Michael, I like it that I can see at least his face partially.
I'm glad you're going to explain things- this game has always baffled me!
Ayush Basu: Oh I am not going to do any explaining about the sport itself, Elizabeth. All I know about squash is that it is not for the likes of me tongue But I will jot down some of the factors that I felt one needs to keep track of while shooting squash.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 May 2015, 06:43
You seem to have succeeded Ayush
Ayush Basu: Only barely, Chris. For every half decent shot, I have tonnes of rubbish.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 May 2015, 08:45
Squash is one of the most difficult of Spectator events, Ayush, so you have set yourself a considerable challenge.
Ayush Basu: I am still finding that out, Ray, and hopefully learning some new stuff. Stay tuned for a couple more rubbish shots.
Great capture Ayush! Reminds me of the days when I used to play squash many years ago...
Ayush Basu: I am pleased to hear that you were a practitioner of this sport. I wonder if you have shot squash, perhaps your fellow sportsmen/women?
Your timing was excellent for this one Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you Brian, another thing I like about this one is that at least I got a partial look at one of the players. Most of the shots I got were of the backs.
My oldest son used to play squash.
Ayush Basu: Then he must have terrific physical conditioning. The athletes I saw were very fit, Mary
game on!!!... good action Ayush....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Thank you Peter, I have a couple more of shots to go with my learnings.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Jun 2015, 09:20
What we will do to get the picture just right, Ayush
Ayush Basu: I am glad that at least the server shows his face partially in this shot. In a lot of the other shots, I just got the backs of the players and this is not generally acceptable in sports photography, I was told.

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