Title：shoot! We first year students at Shibata Agricultural HS have decided to do a shoot during Basketball Club practice. We were really impressed with the running, throwing and jumping that you can see in basketball, so we decided to turn this into the theme of this photo shoot.
To properly show movements, we used a slow shutter speed. In addition, we tried to focus on not blurring neither the subject nor the background when panning the camera
At first I was blurring the photos because I was holding the camera; however, this improved when I started getting creative with the tripod and unipod.
The cool thing about basketball is the shooting and dunking of baskets, dribbling and passing, and I continued trying shots of these. However, as my senior taught me, snapping the photos at the right time means you have to withdraw, advance, somehow deciding beforehand the use of space in the composition. Though I tried many things, it continued to be challenging.
For us amateurs with our barely one-year old cameras, our works never seem to even approach those of our seniors. However, we discovered that with a tripod you are no longer simply taking photos–you can actually broaden your ability to express yourself through photography, and this was a great experience.
【Photographers】 Shibata Agricultural HS First Year Photography Club Takeda Oochi, Daisuke Kaneda, Shinnichi Kitamatsu, Yuuseke Suzuki, Keigo Takahashi, Anan Oura 【Materials Used】 Camera CANON EOS 60D CANON EOS KissX5 CANON EOS KissX4 CANON EOS KissX3 CANON EOS KissX50 Lens CANON EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS II CANON EF-S18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS CANON EF-S55-250mm F4-5.6 IS II Tripod Manfrotto 055CXPR04-M0Q5 Manfrotto 055XPROBJP Manfrotto MKBFRA4‐BH unipod
* it will be a regular feature by the Shibata Agricultural High School Photography Club who have been communicating through twitter since January 2014. Manfrotto equipment will be used in the making of the works.
Shibata Agricultural High School Photo Club:The photography club is a several-time participant in the National high school cultural festival –Shashin koushien (Photography tournament.)
Whether it is the “oogawa sakura matsuri” (“Oogawa cherry blossom festival”) of the “shibata shashin bu idou shashinkan” (“mobile photo exhibition”)–part of the Sendai Miyagi destination campaign– photo presents activities;Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster relief project related coverage with Saitama Ei High School Photography Club; or participation in Michinoku cheering team for Earthquake Disaster relief calendar creation project, we are heavily involved in social assistance volunteer work. Twitter: @sbnpc Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster relief project by the Photography Club：https://www.facebook.com/yell4japan Michinoku cheering team for Earthquake Disaster charity calendar creation project：http://www.daishinsha.co.jp/charity/