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Sixteen Basketball Games in Four Days. Capturing Emotion, The Highs and Lows. Green Bay Sports Photographer.

Back in my early newspaper days in the late 80s and 90s I shot more then my share of high school and college basketball games, but I rarely saw the end of the game.  Since I worked for morning newspapers my deadline didn’t allow for me to stay much past the first half so I could dart back to the paper and process the film and make a few black and white prints while the sports editor banged on the darkroom door with encouragement to hurry up.  When you only get to shoot the first half of a basketball game you really don’t get to document the emotion of the games.  Last week I had the opportunity to photography 16 basketball games in four days.  Fifteen of those games took place over three days in the WIAA Wisconsin High School Girls Basketball Championship which took place in Green Bay for the first time.  The basketball photography stretch finished with the Horizon League Championship on the campus of Wisconsin Green Bay with the Green Bay Phoenix beating Loyola for an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.

I love to document emotions in life whether they are high or lows.  Basketball championships are defiantly full of highs and lows and I’m proud of how I was able to document those emotions last week.  My favorite photos would be the top two in the blog.  The high of the Notre Dame Academy Tritons running towards their bunch after winning the D2 championship and the low of the Superior Titans after loosing in the D1 semifinals.

I mentioned it on this blog many times in the past and it holds true here for me to be a happy photographer I like to have a variety of things to shoot and the last week was great for that variety.  I think the skills you sharpen as a sports photographer shooting basketball like this does apply to things like casino photography, transportation photography or healthcare photography.  You defiantly sharpen your editing skills and you sharpen your skills on quickly working out a composition and timing.

Here are my favorite photos from last week.

Thanks for taking a look!

Mike