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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 13, 2009

Home Stretch

I was asked recently what I meant, when I refer to shooting youth sports with a "low profile". Now while I admit that my termanology can sometimes vere away from the photography industry norm, I am referring to the height of the camera lens...in relation to the subject.

When I'm taking pictures at Great American Ball Park of the Cincinnati Reds, I am limited by certian restrictions as to my shooting angles. I won't even take my camera to a Major League Baseball game, unless I am going to be sitting in the first couple of rows.

In little league baseball or highschool, I usually have more freedom to move onto the field at some point. (Later, I will cover the finer art of "stealthing" your way onto the field).

In this Eaton, Ohio Little League contest, I positioned myself in a seated position by the edge of the first base dugout and captured kids as they were running homeward. The lower angle give the kids a much more dramatic and big league look. This particular photo is one of 8 that I got of this little guy.

If you want to shoot sports pictures that "wow" the parents and cause them to order off of your web site, don't go the lazy route and stand in one place all day. You've got to work to justify why your art is worth more that Mom's point and shoot from the stands.

Posted by Cincinnati and Dayton Sports Photographer Vincent Rush of Monroe, Ohio. For more information (877) 858-6295

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