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Remote cameras make these shots a ... slam dunk

April 28, 2011 |  4:58 pm


After viewing this photo by Wally Skalij on Wednesday's Sports cover, reader Andrea Goettinger emailed The Times:

"The photo of Kobe Bryant pulling off a dunk over Emeka Okafor of the Hornets in the April 27 edition is awe-inspiring. Where was he shooting from -- the top of the backboard? Kudos to Wally Skalij on one of the best sports photos I've seen in a long time."

Deputy Managing Editor Colin Crawford, who oversees the photography department, answered for Skalij, who is traveling: The photographer wasn't on top of the backboard -- but his camera was.

The Framework blog described the remote camera setup at Lakers games in an October post: "One photographer + 3 cameras = awesome angles"

--Deirdre Edgar