Back again. I believe you have mentioned use of some sort of a stool while photographing sports. Please identify it. Do you use it for all sports or just certain ones? Do you ever use it for basketball?
Sun 16-Dec-12 01:53 PM | edited Sun 16-Dec-12 01:54 PM by Aqualung
Hi Bob, the stool is from REI (you can see the simple lanyard I created to attach to me, so if I stand up quickly to get out of the way, the stool goes w/ me).
The other is also REI I think, a stadium seat. Most people will use these if they're forced to sit in a position for an extended time; watch pro/college hoops at the baseline.
I tend not to use either for hoops as I generally float along the baseline/corner. But I will sometimes use kneed pads (soft, not the hard polycarbonate ones to protect the wood floor, got them at Home Depot).
Thanks much for the info. I just looked it up. The REI Trail Stool is what I had in mind for getting lower than when standing but high enough to enable one to get out of the way in a hurry if necessary. At 18 oz. It should be light enough to carry around without becoming a burden.
Sun 16-Dec-12 05:27 PM | edited Sun 16-Dec-12 05:31 PM by bellnier
Nice stuff in trying conditions, Chris. I really need to do more indoor shooting.
I use knee pads too -- we all gotta get low sometimes, especially for rugby. I bought an inexpensive pair of soft knee pads, intended I think for volleyball players, in a sporting goods store. Also in my bag...since it's COLD! in Buffalo...a knit kufi cap and fingerless gloves! I've never had occasion to use a stool, though, but probably should have one in the trunk of my car. Are these sold in outdoor (hunting, camping) shops???
"Stupidity is a gift from God, but one mustn't misuse it" - Pope John Paul II
Thanks Dave, yup, we should be able to find them there as well...pretty standard camping gear.
I too have my gloves w/ the fingertips that peel back...I use a very thin glove inside so my fingers aren't totally exposed. I found a pair of North Face thin gloves that have the special tip that allows me to use my iPhone as well.
Chris ===== D300/D3s & more glass than I dare tell the wife
Great shots in some very bad light Chris. You can tell just how bad by the first and second pictures. I shot in a middle school gym Monday. One row of lights had yellow, cream, green and pink all going on at the same time. I ended up bouncing my flash off the ceiling to avoid the ton of work it would have been to straighten out the pics.