Whether photographing athletes brand new to the sport, exeperienced high school, elite college or even professional volleyball players, we love to be courtside photographing the action.
Our focus is on capturing not only the explosive action, but also the wonderful energetic cheers, as well as the intense portraits that are a part of this sport. We are also always on the lookout for things unique to each athlete — a repeated gesture, a look or pre-serve routine or a moment of playfullness or sillyness.
From the darkest highschool gyms to the brightest arenas, we are comfortable photographing. We've invested in the equipment necessary to allow us to photograph in any venue, without the potential distraction that lighting and flash can bring to the athletes or officials.
With each image we take and prepare for customers, it's always our desire to create images that we would be happy to hang on our own walls. To that end, each finished print receives any adjustments needed for exposure, color and cropping, as well as selective tonal adjustments such as dodging and burning (this helps those distracting convention center backgrounds recede a bit).
Another unusual aspect about our process — at least for photographers taking many, many thousands of images per year — is that we always start from the highest quality possible : the RAW image output from the camera. All adjustments are performed as lossless/non-destructive edits in professional RAW processing software. This comes with massive storage and processing requirements, but allows us to deliver a much higher quality product than would otherwise be possible.
We've got tons more action photos available for viewing in our galleries. Feel free to check them out!