Shorthorn photographer Casey Holder wrote:
Head coach Scott Cross, center, supervises his staff doing defensive drills with the Men’s basketball team. The team started practice Monday for the upcoming season in the Western Athletic Conference.
A lot of times when shooting sports we think to focus solely on the action. Get the guy with the ball, follow him with the camera, and capture his every move until something good happens. We sometimes forget that we actually need to take a [moment] to step back and think about the overall composition.
In this shot Casey used his photographer’s eye and found a great framing opportunity. Not only do you get the head coach in the center watching over the coaching staff and players running drills, but there’s also a hierarchy. The head coach is the sole person in the center. You get his coaching staff right under him working with the players that are underneath them.
It’s interesting when you think about it. Whether intentional or not it creates a great photo that goes deeper than just the action.