Retro-style look at one of Coach K’s last games, he’s anchored the bench at Cameron Indoor since the days… – WRALSportsFan.com

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jack Morton photographs Duke basketball and football for WRALSportsfan. For one of Mike Krzyzewski’s last home games, he offered to shoot in black and white, as a creative tip of the hat to the history encompassed in a 40-year career.

I have always wanted to photograph something in Cameron Indoor Stadium sans color, but prior to this basketball season I’ve never had a viable reason.

When Mike Krzyzewski coached his first game at Cameron on Nov. 29, 1980 (a victory over Stetson), black and white film was essentially universal for sports coverage (unless you were Sports Illustrated).

Here we are 41 years and three months later, with Coach K on the sidelines for only two more home games, and it seemed a fitting opportunity to document in retro style.

Photographing in ‘monochrome,’ which I do quite a bit of when I shoot weddings, requires a completely different approach and experience; you are highly tuned into light and shadows, brightness and contrast, and the shade of a color is the only truly relevant aspect of color that matters.

Duke basketball games always have a ‘mood’ because of the intense emotions, but also because of the venue. Photographing basketball for 12+ years in Cameron has been a treat for a basketball nut raised on Tobacco Road, but also for a photographer who appreciates the creative possibilities that accompany such a unique setting.

I hope my images from the Florida State/Duke game provide an ‘old school’ perspective reminiscent of that first season, so many years ago.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Jack Morton photographs Duke basketball and football for WRALSportsfan. For one of Mike Krzyzewski’s last home games, he offered to shoot in black and white, as a creative tip of the hat to the history encompassed in a 40-year career.

I have always wanted to photograph something in Cameron Indoor Stadium sans color, but prior to this basketball season I’ve never had a viable reason.

When Mike Krzyzewski coached his first game at Cameron on Nov. 29, 1980 (a victory over Stetson), black and white film was essentially universal for sports c…….

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jack Morton photographs Duke basketball and football for WRALSportsfan. For one of Mike Krzyzewski’s last home games, he offered to shoot in black and white, as a creative tip of the hat to the history encompassed in a 40-year career.

I have always wanted to photograph something in Cameron Indoor Stadium sans color, but prior to this basketball season I’ve never had a viable reason.

When Mike Krzyzewski coached his first game at Cameron on Nov. 29, 1980 (a victory over Stetson), black and white film was essentially universal for sports c…….

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