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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.

August 31, 2009

Photoshop and Cincinnati Sports Photography

I'm not a big fan of blowing up every sports photography with Photoshop. I have seen some really good sports action pictures that lose the impact of the action or the moment by an over zealous photoshopper that converts every picture into color / black and white combos.

Actually, I don't know enough about photoshop to be a pro at it. So far I can whiten teeth and remove blemishes. A skill that would have paid of handsomely in high school

I used the technique on this sports photograph during a Monroe High school football game, only because I caught a great stop action shot of the Monroe Hornet quarterback, however he was lost in a cluster of dark blue uniforms, and I wanted to draw emphasis to the actual player himself.

In shooting sports photography in Cincinnati or Dayton, Ohio, I try to think like a photojournalist first and a trendy artist second.

It's always important to remember your niche and play within your game. Fancy color "popping" techniques make for some visual eye candy, but you don't see much of it in Sports Illustrated or other sports magazines.

This photograph was shot with a Nikon D200 and a Nikkor 80-200 2.8 lens. A Promaster Monopod was used with the camera and Photoshop CS3 was used to edit the picture.
Posted by Cincinnati and Dayton Sports Photographer Vincent Rush of Monroe, Ohio. For more information (877) 858-6295

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