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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.

May 24, 2010

Another Example...Amatures vs. Professionals

Here are sports photographs of the same pitcher for the A's of Eaton, Ohio Little League. One picture is your typical "GWC" (Guy With Camera) or unfortunately, what a lot of wanna be sports photographers post on their web site for viewing and possibly purchasing.

As one can easily see, the one picture was shot during warm ups with no concern for all the non essential distracting background noise. You have players not paying attention to the warm up pitches and telling the viewer that this is not even a "Game Time" picture.

The athlete is caught in an awkward body position that is very unflattering to the subject and the angle of the shot is a "Grandstand View" at best.

There is also no contrast adjustments, color correction or selective cropping.

I actually shot both of the pictures to illustrate a point.

The more professional angle of the pitcher was also shot in between innings during his warm up tosses. As a Dad buying the picture to frame up on my wall in my man cave for all of my friends to see, it's obvious which picture makes my son look like he is bringing some serious heat, and which picture makes my kid look like "he's at that awkward stage".

If you want people to value your skills as a sports photographer, you yourself have to place a value on your brand, your style and your attention to detail as a professional photographer.

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

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