PHOTO TIPS & TESTIMONIALS

In this section small tips are published with the aim of helping you improve your level of sports photography. Regardless of the quality of your photographic equipment or your experience, we want to show you that by dedicating time, effort and study you can always improve.

Remember that the spirit of this contest is to promote the values of basketball, we want to create a space where all basketball fans can express their love for the game.

As you have seen, the basketball photo contest changes its theme annually so it is very important that when taking the photos you adjust to the 2022 theme “The local pride of basketball”.

And if you have any advice that you think can help others and you want to share it, feel free to send it to: houseofbasketball@fiba.com

Residents watch a game of basketball in the San Agustin neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, June 27, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE SCENE

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE SCENE

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To be able to understand the essence of the place where you are working or where you are looking for that special image, you need to deeply know the place’s code of conduct and the people’s habits.

From this, you must immerse yourself in that energy and, in that precise moment, you need to become one element more of the surrounding environment, taking pictures not as an outsider of the community but rather as its member.

If you get involved in such a way, when you see the result, you feel that the work done was genuine and natural, that happened when you were there.

1 ST PRIZE. FIBA PHOTO CONTEST 2021 – URBAN CULTURE & BASKETBALL

“Venezuela Daily Life”. Matias Delacroix -Argentina

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KNOW BETTER YOUR PHOTO EQUIPMENT AND THE PROTAGONISTS

KNOW BETTER YOUR PHOTO EQUIPMENT AND THE PROTAGONISTS

Is fundamental to know your photographic equipment and the optics you carry. This way, you can take 100% advantage of your work tools to obtain the result that makes you satisfied and better reflect the message you want to give to the public.

But you also need to continuously soak in what’s happening by talking to the locals, showing genuine interest while respectfully approaching them and keep asking, asking, asking and asking.

Sometimes leaving the camera aside for a while and learning what is happening allows you to understand the untold codes of the place and thus, knowing how to better reflect its magic.

11 TH PLACE. FIBA PHOTO CONTEST 2021 – URBAN CULTURE & BASKETBALL

“Crisis Torn Venezuela a Challenge for those in Wheelchairs”. Matias Delacroix -Argentina

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EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY

EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY

Before going to a shoot, plan ahead the shots you would like to take, action shots and artistic ones as well. Once you get to the court, observe the arena, players, fans, coaches, referees; and do it again looking in detail.

Each player might have something exclusive; a very meaningful tattoo, an interesting haircut, a scar, something written on their shoes, etc.

Observe, imagine and create your own story. Your photos should reflect the way YOU see the game. The photos should make the spectators relive that moment.

Look for moments that express feelings, a celebration, a defeat, a kind gesture, effort, a time out, the tension in a free throw...

Sandy El Ghorayeb - Lebanon

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DEFINING THE CAPTION

DEFINING THE CAPTION

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Matias Delacroix - Argentina

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LET'S TALK ABOUT THE FRAMING

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE FRAMING

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Matias Delacroix - Argentina

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