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Thank you, Peter.
Bill: Thanks. Glad you liked 'em.
Bob: I don't yet wear a sleeve. Or a head band for that matter. But now that you mention it, putting down and picking up that camera/long-lens combo 50 or more times per game is beginning to wear on my left elbow, so maybe.... Thanks.
Thanks for the info, Jason. Capitalizing on a bit of a pictorial pun, a number of sites have been using the last shot for an article about the fact Dwyane Wade was not on the court (get it?) for much for much of the fourth quarter. You really never know...
Ben: I could go on for quite a while in response to your question. Basically, I'm there to shoot the event, from warm-ups and pre-game authograph signings through post-game celebrations/dejection and everything in between. Where the action is concerned, I'm shooting both teams. BUT, as I noted in another (cheerleader photos) thread, I have about 40 opportunities throughout the season to shoot the Jazz, and in the case of the Miami Heat, only 1. So there's incentive to pay a bit more attention to the visitors than the home team. As well, no surprise, photos of LeBron James have much greater sales potential than photos of Earl Watson. This is taken into account while shooting the game mostly to the extent it might apply to follow-through (reactions to a play or call by a ref) and away-from-the-action (sitting on the bench) shots, because otherwise it's mostly a matter of following the action. Then there's the initial submission (pre-game, during game, post-game), where the imbalance might not be so great, versus the stock submissions after the fact, where my emphasis definitely will be on subjects more favorable to the media. Thanks for your comments, and question--hope I've answered it!
Theron: Thank you.