Lighting High School Gyms for Basketball

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Editors Note: While I am compiling my Year in Review photo galleries, I thought it would be a good time to post a few things I had been keeping in the bank. Enjoy.

The frozen parts of me are glad to be off of the football field and into a more temperature controlled environment. I’m talking about the start of the high school basketball season, of course! With the change of scenery comes a change in the equipment. This year I have streamlined my lighting equipment and managed to pack everything I need to light a gym into one small backpack, my Think Tank Photo Airport Antidote. Many shooters have given up on lighting gyms with the introduction of cameras that are capable of producing low noise, high ISO pictures. I still like the thrill of timing a picture just right and making an image that has good color to go along with good action.

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Wizard Brackets

© Matthew Jonas 2010

Every once in a while a product comes along that makes me think “why the hell didn’t I think of that?” Wizard Brackets are one of those products. Plain and simple, Wizard Brackets are a professional looking, sturdy, reliable way to attach Pocket Wizards to umbrella stand adapters. Let’s face it, for most of us our idea of mounting a PW to anything has involved velcro, gaffers tape or those awful little lanyards they ship with. These are far from ideal solutions and don’t exactly look very professional. Wizard Brackets have solved the mounting problems and add a little class to your umbrella stand adapters.

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