Squash photography

Discussion in 'Sports' started by robert_o, May 21, 2009.

  1. I would like to ask you that what lenses do you recommend for squash. I will probably buy Canon 450D(so you recommend for Canon). Im a beginner with DSLR. I thought about f/2.8 and 18 - 55 or 70mm.
     
  2. I would go with a fixed focal length lens, try a 50 or 85.
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  3. Depends on where you will be shooting from. How far will you be from the court? Will this be shot indoors or out?
     
  4. I hope you have a glass backed court, I've shot down onto squash, but it's just the top of people's heads.
    Are the people you'll be shooting in a competition or just a friendly game? If it's a competition, try avoiding a flash.
     
  5. From the back next to the glass, its an indoor sport . Of course no flash , never thought about flash.
     
  6. Hello Robert, for a glass backed court, I would be inclined to try working from the backhand corner to the forehand corner to cover as many shots as possible, concentrating on what's in front of you. I think shots of people picking the ball off the back wall look pretty good.
    I hope you will share what you get.
    Best of luck.
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  7. I found this website with very low prices do you guys have any experience with this site?
    I think the first link , the lens, are very good for indoor low light squash photography, focal length is enough i think. The prices are amazing, is this a reliable website?
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  8. Bring Windex! Every court I've played in has had glass walls that won't do any lens any favors.
    I've never shot squash, but as a player, I'd recommend shooting from the far left side of the rear of the court (assuming right handed players). Competitive squash will have repeated rallies with the ball being backhanded, and in doing so, the player's shoulders will be turned momentarily, allowing a better fiew of the face. (reverse if left handed).
    Also, I'd go for emotion shots--especially right after the play.
    To be honest, I think it would be one of the hardest sports to photograph well on a traditional court since, by default, the players never look backwards!
    Hope this helps!
     
  9. Greetings. Bubba. You are so right. I will be taking pictures of squash matches at a local high school. I am very familiar with the game and will be taking outside of the court, thru the glass with only the backside available. So, maybe a face or two.
    I have a canon 7D and the lens I thought I would try first would be the 24-105mm f/4L and also try my 70-200mm f2.8L IS. I am seeking assistance with settings. Suggestions?
    I hope to capture the game from the front with a remote in the camera box. (once I purchase a remote) Many thanks.
     

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