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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 28, 2009

Stare Down

It doesn't matter if I'm shooting Cincinnati Reds photographs or little league baseball, there are certain classic shots that are applicable in both.

The pitchers stare, over the top of the glove, as he "clears the mechanism", is a classic shot. Getting this shot is a little more complicated than it seems.

First, you have to have a quality lens. In this case I am using a Nikkor 2.8 80-200 on a Nikon D200. There are two techniques I use. One is to press the lens hood up against the chain link fence. The fence disappears in the the picture and it looks nice and clear.

The second and most common technique I use, is shooting during in between inning warm ups. In this shot, I did just that and got a good picture of an intimidating stare down by Forest Park, Ohio little leaguer Conner Hartmann.

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

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