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Seattle Storm 2015 Season Statistics

It’s that time of year! Season’s over so time to roll out the Seattle Storm 2015 photography stats. Here we go!

Overall Statistics

Total kept photos: 5,122
Web gallery candidates: 659 (13%)

I typically keep about 10% of the total shots taken at any given game so I fired the shutter somewhere north of 50,000 times this season.

Game with the most kept photos: Lynx v Storm, September 11, 2015 (268)
Game with the fewest kept photos: Mercury v Storm, May 26 2015 (132)

The Lynx game isn’t a surprise since I spent a good part of that game capturing photos of all the LED displays in KeyArena for sponsorship season-recap packets. It was also the game where Legacy season ticket holders had their photo taken with Ramu Tokashiki.

Fewest photos isn’t a surprise either, since that was the preseason game 🙂

Non-game event with the most kept photos: Media Day, May 23, 2015. (184)
Non-game event with the fewest kept photos: WNBA Fit open practice, July 14, 2015. (57)

Players & People

Most photographed player: Sue Bird (385)
Least photographed player: Monica Wright (40)

Technical Details

Shots by Camera

Canon EOS 5D Mk III: 1562
Canon EOS 1Dx: 3560

The 1Dx is my primary camera, it takes the most photos. The 5D is usually for downcourt action with the 300mm lens, and most of those don’t work out.

Shots by Lenses

Canon 17-40 f/4.0L: 101
Canon 24-70 f/2.8L: 3217
Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II: 1502
Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS II: 302

The 24-70 at the top of the list is no real surprise as it is my workhorse lens for all non-game activities. Every sponsor event, fan shot, etc. gets taken with it. The 17-40 count is low as I rarely use the lens for game activities. Typically it’s only for the occasional VIP event or post remote photo (most of which never turn out anyway).