Before digital cameras came along, you had to set your "F stop" to the proper setting to have the right exposure for your photos. There was a saying among photojournalists: "F8 and be there."--set your camera to F8, and get to the scene ready to go. Not that much has changed, really.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

1976: High School Hoops

This is one of my favorite photographs from my days photographing sports in high school. I love how you can see all 10 players on the floor, and how the break is developing. This was the year that our boys were playing in away jerseys all year, except in this game the opponent, another blue team, was not reminded to bring their white jerseys. We scratched together enough stuff for the boys to wear for this game.

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