Wide vs. Long on Jube

March 12th, 2009
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This past weekend I photographed the State Boys Basketball championship games.  All the marbles for the two teams in the championship games means high emotion at the conclusion of the games.  There’s always a dilemma on whether to shoot long (telephoto) or wide up close at the exact moment of winning/losing.  Shoot long, and you isolate the action and emotion.  Shoot wide, and you run the risk of totally missing the faces on a hugging moment because the subject could totally turn away from your camera.  I thought I’d share with you these different perspectives from my edit.  As always, I’m looking for the story of the game.  Enjoy!

 

 

Kamehameha's Chaz Bajet reacts after winning the 2009 Hawaiian Airlines HHSAA Boys Division I State Basketball Championship game between the Kamehameha Warriors and the Kahuku Red Raiders, Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Blaisdell Center Arena.  Kamehameha won 47-45.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).  With a long shot such as this, you can work to get several different compositional elements to give the picture a story--in this case, celebration and dejection in one frame.

Kamehameha's Chaz Bajet reacts after winning the 2009 Hawaiian Airlines HHSAA Boys Division I State Basketball Championship game between the Kamehameha Warriors and the Kahuku Red Raiders, Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Blaisdell Center Arena. Kamehameha won 47-45. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin). With a long shot such as this, you can work to get several different compositional elements to give the picture a story--in this case, celebration and dejection in one frame.

 

Another long shot, isolating the emotion.  Kahuku's Red Raiders hold their second place trophy after the 2009 Hawaiian Airlines HHSAA Boys Division I State Basketball Championship game between the Kamehameha Warriors and the Kahuku Red Raiders, Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Blaisdell Center Arena.  Kamehameha won 47-45.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

Another long shot, isolating the emotion. Kahuku's Red Raiders hold their second place trophy after the 2009 Hawaiian Airlines HHSAA Boys Division I State Basketball Championship game between the Kamehameha Warriors and the Kahuku Red Raiders, Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Blaisdell Center Arena. Kamehameha won 47-45. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

And wide:

 

The Kailua Surfriders pile on in celebration after winning the 2009 Hawaiian Airlines HHSAA Boys Division II State Basketball Championship game between the Castle Knights and the Kailua Surfriders, Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Blaisdell Center Arena.  Kailua won, capturing the 2009 Division II Boys Basketball title.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

The Kailua Surfriders pile on in celebration after winning the 2009 Hawaiian Airlines HHSAA Boys Division II State Basketball Championship game between the Castle Knights and the Kailua Surfriders, Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Blaisdell Center Arena. Kailua won, capturing the 2009 Division II Boys Basketball title. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

 

The Kamehameha Warriors raise the championship trophy after winning the 2009 Hawaiian Airlines HHSAA Boys Division I State Basketball Championship game between the Kamehameha Warriors and the Kahuku Red Raiders, Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Blaisdell Center Arena.  Kamehameha won 47-45.  (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).  Kamehameha's best jube came right after the game clock expired, which is why shooting long landed my best shots from this particular game.

The Kamehameha Warriors raise the championship trophy after winning the 2009 Hawaiian Airlines HHSAA Boys Division I State Basketball Championship game between the Kamehameha Warriors and the Kahuku Red Raiders, Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Blaisdell Center Arena. Kamehameha won 47-45. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin). Kamehameha's best jube came right after the game clock expired, which is why shooting long landed my best shots from this particular game.

Sometimes going wide and rushing in there gets me absolutely nothing, too.  It’s really a toss-up decision that I make right then and there.  I always have to be ready.

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One Response to “Wide vs. Long on Jube”

  1. erick:

    Great Surfrider shot, love the wide jube!


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