- 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.
May 11, 2009
The Wind Up
Since I started shooting Cincinnati Reds Photographs and then more predominatly, little league sports photography, I have been asked many times about the characteristics that make for great sports photographs and the kind of pictures that will sell on a web site.
I believe that a couple of the great attributes that a sports photographer can have is, number one, an understanding of the rythim and flow of the game or sport you are shooting, number two, anticipation and paitence to wait on the "big fish" and finally, an understanding of the angles that make for great shots.
This particular sports photograph of a Monroe Little League baseball pitcher would not have been nearly as dramatic with an angle from a standing point of view. The low angle gives the pitcher a fierce and dominating look as he winds up.
You wouldn't be able to judge by the picture its self that this 10 year old probably thre a 45 MPH pitch, but the picture could strike fear into the hearts of any 10 year old batter. (Not my son by the way,he ripped a line shot over the second basemans head)
Posted by Cincinnati and Dayton Sports Photographer Vincent Rush of Monroe, Ohio. For more information (877) 858-6295