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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 4, 2010

Locked On

In the Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio markets, high school baseball season has kicked into full swing.

Covering one of my favorite subjects next to the Cincinnati Reds, the Monroe Hornets, I went with one of my standard views in capturing this sports photograph.

It's a fairly easy shot to set up.

First of all you need a good monopod then a quality telephoto lens with excellent optics. For most of my sports photography, I use a Nikkor 80-200 f2.8 lens.

Once you get the perfect angle, press your lens hood up against the chain link fence.

The fence links will disappear and the compression of the lens will bring the pitcher and the batter together.

The next step is easy. Let your motodrive do the work until you capture the ball and pitcher in perfect harmony.
Posted by Cincinnati and Dayton Sports Photographer Vincent Rush of Monroe, Ohio. For more information (877) 858-6295

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