A common question from aspiring photographers is often: "What makes a good sports photo."

Photography, like most creative activity, is subjective but I’ve found that getting in close and concentrating on faces and expression often results in memorable photos.

For basketball, I use an 80-200 f/2.8 zoom and a fixed-focal length 300mm f/2.8 on my Canon digital SLRs. Both allow focusing on tight action shots.