One of the most exciting angles for shooting basketball is from above, a vantage point few spectators experience in real life. But what’s really killer: Getting within inches of the action by placing your camera behind a glass backboard. This is not easy to pull off. It requires precision, planning, and, most important, permission. Because of the obvious liability issues—imagine your rig crashing down on the players!—you should perfect this technique before trying it at an actual high school or college game.