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I want to compile a list of the top 10, most-frequently documented, non-action derby shots, then work on placing less focus on that subject matter, or considering a brand new perspective on the same.
|10. Skates on the ground with floor reflection. (This was with the 70-200mm f/2.8 sitting on the tripod mount).|
|9. Equipment check. Who doesn't love looking down the middle of rows of refs and skaters facing one another.|
|8. Not sure of the name for this, but it seems like a mandatory end-of-bout shot. It's proof that you stayed the whole time|
|7. The National Anthem. It's hard to put your hand over your heart when you camera weighs 10 pounds and the grip is on the right side|
|6. The backs of fans (though these fans are special).|
5. The ref when you really meant to get the jammer. If you're going to do this, make it look like it was on purpose.
*See what I did there? It's not action, anymore, really.
|4. Fans in the stands reaching for free merch being tossed their way. This is a ploy to generate excitement from said-fans. It always works, too.|
|3. Signs. People put a lot of effort into making these, and the people who do that are true fans. Yeah. I get as many of these as I can. It's better in action, than just sitting there, but whatevs.|