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Favorite spots to shoot basketball?
Vincent Johnson, Photographer
Chicago | IL | USA | Posted: 2:01 PM on 12.10.21
->> I know baseline just off to the left or right seems to be the most common spot, but I've been venturing around the court, something that you can do at high school and smaller college games. Had some interesting shots from a track above the court, but outside of remotes, do any of you have a spot you like as much or more than the baseline?
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Kevin M. Cox, Photographer, Photo Editor
Galveston & Houston | TX | US | Posted: 4:11 PM on 01.03.22
->> I actually didn't hate the high positions we were forced to use last season when COVID kept us off the court.

Unfortunately the dedicated spaces they gave us are full of fans again this year.
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Steve Daggs, Photographer
Washington | IL | USA | Posted: 11:25 PM on 01.23.22
->> I like the higher position about eye-level with the goal. It gives a better view of the player(s) faces and is a view you don't see all the time. Here's a link to my web site with two such views in the first row of photos:

http://www.sportsphotonews.com/Gallery/College%20BB/ICCvDNV011222MBB/Page%2...

There are positions at Carver Arena in Peoria that give a slightly higher view that are accessible without distrubing fans. I shoot hockey there from some of those positions.

Other than that, I haven't found any other positions I like more that the baseline. There aren't any basketball venues around here that have a track above for a higher view. I'd like to try that sometime.
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Steve Russell, Photographer
Toronto | ON | Canada | Posted: 7:14 AM on 02.02.22
->> In Toronto at Scotiabank arena we use the hockey media gondola, it is high up and offers clean backgrounds. (all floor).
Right now Toronto is no fans, so the possibilities for positions and remotes is endless!
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Steve Daggs, Photographer
Washington | IL | USA | Posted: 9:50 PM on 02.04.22
->> I've never heard of a "hockey gondola". It sounds scary. How high is it over the ice and where is it positioned?

Carver Arena has a catwalk that basically runs the perimeter of the basketball court. The ends are about over the hockey goals. I was up there once to help a friend adjust his arena strobes and I don't think I will ever return!!
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Steve Russell, Photographer
Toronto | ON | Canada | Posted: 10:42 PM on 02.05.22
->> Steve Daggs,

The hockey gondola was born in Toronto at Maple Leafs Gardens when they started radio and television broadcasts.
It was suspended from the rafters of the arena and looked like a gondola!
When first constructed, the gondola could only be reached by a catwalk that had no guardrails. Then there was an almost vertical ladder to descend into the gondola, which was suspended about 20 metres above the ice.

Over time the gondola increased in size and another was added to the opposite side for fans.

When the Leafs moved to their new arena, a version of the gondola was recreated.
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Steve Russell, Photographer
Toronto | ON | Canada | Posted: 10:43 PM on 02.05.22
->> Here is a view from the gondola of the basket,

https://www.reddit.com/r/torontoraptors/comments/4gm27m/high_res_norman_pow.../
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 11:19 PM on 04.14.22
->> As close to the post as allowed.
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