Sport photography, much like ballet photography, is all about catching the action. Outside in a Davis sunny summer day provides an extra benefit: The light is adequate. In fact, the light is more than adequate. it's downright harsh. That provides its own problems. Overexposure of the highlights becomes a problem, along with too-dark shadows. What I'd really like is a nice cloudy day. The volleyball players would like that too. It was probably 100°F that day.