The first time I was at this basketball facility, I wasn’t prepared to set up a remote camera. So I made a mental note to myself to bring a magic arm to attach to the base of basketball hoop the next time. That opportunity came about a month after the first visit.
Jan 17 2015 || Sacramento, CA: Bay Area Renegades invade Jam On It’s MLK Dream Big Festival Basketball Tournament held at McClellan Park || © 2015 John Encinas, all rights reserved || www.johnencinas.com
Setup as a floor remote, I gaffer taped a single AA battery at the bottom of the camera so that there is a slight tilt upwards. I plan to purchase an fplate in the near future to give me a more consistent and sturdy base. The remote camera is triggered via Pocketwizard.
Remote: Nikon D800 with a 35mm lens @ f4, 1/400, ISO 5000
Main: Nikon D3s with a 85mm lens @ f4, 1/400, ISO 5000
Dec 20 2014 || Sacramento, CA: 11u Bay Area Renegades vs Jam On It held at Jam On It at McClellan
A rare opportunity presented itself in this tournament. My son’s 3rd grade Renegades and 4th grade Solano Select teams played in the same tournament. The tournament also was played at my old High School where I graduated from 22 years ago.
Its been a month since the 3rd Grade Renegades played in a tournament. With each tournament game they continue to grow together as a team, gain experience, and they are having fun doing it. With continued hard work and commitment, these boys are set to make a mark in any tournament they compete in.