The challenge of a new venue

Until recently I had never photographed an indoor pool based sport.  I quickly learned that there are 4 important things to avoid when photographing water polo:

1-Avoid letting the camera get wet/splashed

2-Avoid the referee walking up and down the side of the pool

3-Avoid the ball which can fly out of the pool at high velocity

4-Avoid falling in the pool

Those 4 things combined with uneven / low ambient lighting and a highly reflective background while using a flash gun proved quite challenging.  I came away with some good and great photos though, here are some of them:

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One thought on “The challenge of a new venue

  1. It must have been hard to avoid falling in the pool with everything else that was going on. And shouldn’t the ref be in the water? Cool shots!

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