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Shooting basketball: Capturing the fast and unpredictable

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UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn (1) tips a ball at the basket between Utah forward Brekkott Chapman (0) and Utah forward Delon Wright (55) during their men’s basketball game at the MGM Garden Arena on Saturday, December 20, 2014.
Photo: L.E. Baskow

UTAH AT UNLV | MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA | DECEMBER 20, 2014 | 10:04 p.m.

Though it isn’t too difficult capturing basic images of basketball action, it’s challenging getting the peak moments. This sport can be fast and unpredictable, and even when you’re in the right spot with the right lens and the right focus, all it takes is a referee or player crossing your path, and the shot can be ruined. I’ve found that the best method it is to vary my lenses, angles and positions in the arena—and hope that skill and luck come together just right, like they did above.

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