- Vincent Rush
- 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 30, 2009
One of the smarter thing I did while shooting sports photography at the 2008 Cincinnati Metro softball tournament, was to grab a few shots of "The Men in Blue", otherwise known as the umpires.
Umpires can be your biggest ally in a game of any type, because they are generally hard working guys that have to put up with a lot of crap and no one ever takes a picture of them.
After taking a few pictures of these men and posting them at Cincysoftball.com, I was greeted by a senior umpire the next night and was introduced to the consession stand as he told them to give me anything I wanted as long as I was there.
Softball is one thing and the same principles often work for Highschool Baseball or Football. Those guys appreciate a good quality photo of their work.
Posted by Cincinnati and Dayton Sports Photographer Vincent Rush of Monroe, Ohio. For more information (877) 858-6295