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Monroe, Ohio, United States
Began my photography career as most people do...the highschool yearbook. Upon graduation I attended the US Naval Photography School in Pensacola Fla. After getting a qualification in basic photography and then later attending their Portrait School,was assigned to a military operation. Experiences included USO photography for Bob Hope, Brooke Shields, Kathy Lee Crosby and Wayne Newton.Have also had the opportunity for travel assignments to places such as Beruit, Israel, Africa, Australia, Brazil, Italy, Spain and England. Upon exiting the Navy in 1984,opened up a Tanning Salon and Health Club in Oxford,Ohio and began photographing weddings, all as a vehicle to fund my way through college. I enjoy travel, sports photography, special event and Cincinnati Reds photography. I am frequently contracted as a sports photographer by parents, sports teams, and organizations,throughout the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio areas, to provide the highest quality sports photography, both on an individual and team basis.

April 1, 2009

6 days till Cincinnati Reds Opening Day

Less than one week till Major League Baseball's true opening day, and that is Cincinnati Reds opening day. When the season opens, Jeff Keppinger, seen in this photograph in a late 2008 season game against the Pirates at Great American Ballpark, will not be on the roster. Keppinger, a fan favorite in Cincinnati, was traded yesterday to the Houston Astro's.

For this photograph, anticipation played a key role in getting the shot. I set up along the first base line and focused on secondbase, once a runner was on first. Sure enough a few pitches later a 6 to 3 double play developed. This is one of my favorite Cincinnati Reds photographs. The only thing that would have enhanced the shot...fans in the stands. Since I have zero Photoshop skills, that was not possible. Picture takenwith a Nikon D200, 80-200 2.8 lens at 1/1600th of a second.

Cincinnati Reds Photograph. Cincinnati Sports Photographer, Vincent Rush

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