Volleyball from Above

Volleyball from Above

On a Friday night with nothing better to do I headed over to Ohio University’s Convocation Center where the Ohio Bobcats Women’s Volleyball team was facing Ball State University. I wanted to get a different take of the game so I climbed into the rafters hovering above the court. My job with Ohio Athletics allows me access to the catwalk which is not permitted to anyone else. Walking on the catwalk is what I imagine walking on a cloud is like: bouncy and swaying (but without dozens of electrical wiring and equipment laying everywhere).

Shooting from above is a great opportunity to get photos of players making dives, saves, spikes and celebrating. The most important component of any sports photo is seeing the player’s face and eyes. In volleyball the players are always looking up at the ball and this allows us to look right into their eyes. Here are some of my favorites from the game!

Karin Bull (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Karin Bull (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Meredith Ashy and Jaime Kosiorek (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Meredith Ashy and Jaime Kosiorek (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Meredith Ashy (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Meredith Ashy (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Mallory Salis (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Mallory Salis (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Abby Gilleland, Mallory Salis and Meredith Ashy (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Abby Gilleland, Mallory Salis and Meredith Ashy (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ali Lake (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ali Lake (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Erica Walker and Meredith Ashy (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Erica Walker and Meredith Ashy (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Mallory Salis (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Mallory Salis (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Jaime Kosiorek (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Jaime Kosiorek (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Abby Gilleland Mallory Salis (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Abby Gilleland Mallory Salis (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Mallory Salis (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Mallory Salis (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats Volleyball (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

Ohio Bobcats Volleyball (Calvin Mattheis | Ohio Athletics)

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