Last year I was asked to shoot the sports images for a small local school. I saw what the previous person was providing and I knew I could do at least as good. I got great feedback from the athletes and parents, however I want to do better. I will be shooting this school again this year and I would like to pick up a couple more. I feel like I have a lot of it figured out, but one is still a huge challenge to me. When shooting I try to capture the athletes in their setting. So in the case of the basket ball team I wanted capture the hoop in the background. I also wanted it to standout from the wall as a secondary focal point. Using the equipment and knowledge I had at the time I used 2 manual speed lights set at 1/1 to light the hoop. Since I did not want to light the whole wall I used a regular sheet of black construction paper to basically make a snoot for each light. I used a main strobe with a 40" shoot though umbrella to light the player. I have added 2 images, not ones I provided (nor are they processed), but this pair is the best to show when the speed lights did and did not fire. I would like some feedback about the overall shot, the lightning, if there is a better way to do this. I have my own thoughts about the image(s) but I don't want to share them yet so they do not sway your thoughts.