I recently shot a volleyball tournament at a high school where I had an opportunity to shoot above the courts as well as at the court level. When shooting above the volleyball courts, I had an opportunity to shoot from the three different elevated vantage points:
- From the perspective of the ball coming toward the camera
- From the perspective of the ball moving away from the camera
- From the perspective of ball moving parallel to the camera
The first 3 photos below are from each of the abovew vantage points. The 4th photo is from a sitting position perspective shooting up at the action on the court. Of the 4 vantage points, I'm not sure which I prefer. But having the opportunity to try different shooting locations is very useful. Don't be afraid to explore multiple shooting locations.