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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 6, 2009

Wind Up

One of the mistakes that I see a lot of aspiring youth sports photographers make, when posting the days shoot, is simply downloading 2-300 pictures with no editing, cropping or filtering involved. What a lot of youth sports photography sites consist of, is a bunch of random shots with no story telling signifigance in any of them. Typical symptoms include,kids too small in frame, too slow of a shutter speed, too many out of focus pictures

If you want to sell enough pictures on your site to buy more equipment or pay for your gas to the park, you have to put eye popping action shots that are of baseball card quality, to keep parents clicking through untill they find their little superstar on your site.

I shot this picture on a Sunday during Fall League, in Fairfield, Ohio with a Nikon D200 at 1/1200th of a second and cropped it after downloading.

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