The sports events recently are becoming top-class shows. Opening, closing and pre-game ceremonies are a spectacle of their own trying to entertain the crowd both in the arena and in front of the TV. Undoubtedly, the experience of being in the arena can not be described. The shows may vary from ballet, fireworks and lasers to music performances such as percussions and rock concerts.
From a photographers perspective this kind of shows are interesting because they are some kind of two-three minutes break from the sports part of the event, always accompanied with a stage theatrical lighting designs that allows us to take creative photos.
In the following there are photos from several handball tournaments that I was covering:
Women's EHF Champions League FINAL 4 tournament 2016 (Budapest, Hungary)
Men's EHF Champions League FINAL 4 tournament 2016 (Cologne, Germany)
SEHA Final4 tournament 2016 (Varazdin, Croatia)
SEHA Final4 tournament 2015 (Veszprem, Hungary)