tmalone893 wrote in post #16685296
Awesome shots! Would love to see a shot of the setup. Can you give some details on the camera, lens, remote, etc..
Ok, here is the setup. I only have one picture of it.
The camera is a 1D III with a 16-35 II. Since this backboard didn't actually have a shot clock mounted above it, I mounted the camera to one of the 2"x2" steel tubes of the backboard mount with a super clamp and a magic arm. It was about 4 ft above the top of the backboard. There was a strap on the camera wrapped tight around the steel tube and the magic arm and clamp had a steel safety cable run through them and around the 2"x2" steel tube.
The camera settings were 1/320, f/4, ISO 1600. I triggered the camera with PW III's. One gaffer taped to the magic arm and the other I was handholding. There was a cybersync transmitter in the hot shoe which then triggered the Einstein strobes.
Since I was shooting the girls, and they don't get up too close to the basket, I set focus on the face of a person about 6ft tall standing on the orange horizontal line you see in the pics above.
All in all, it probably took me an hour to mount it. Considering I was up and down the ladder about a dozen times or so. I think I could mount it now again in 15 mins or so.