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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 12, 2010

Batters Eye View

One of my favorite shots when shooting sports photography, especially baseball, is hat I call, "The Batters Eye View".

There is not a more action packed, intense, story valued picture than the pitcher staring straight into your camera and the ball coming straight at you.

Technically, it is a simple shot to set up. The trick is getting the perfect harmony of pitchers position, and ball flight coming into frame, without being so high that you have to extend your crop zone.

In this sports photograph, I caught Monroe High school Freshman pitcher, Jake Little at the perfect moment. I used a little selective color technique to jazz it up a bit and cropped to an 8 x 10 frame.

Sports Photography and Photo Journalism, when done right should leave no question in the viewers mind as to what is happening. Too many aspiring "sports photographers" think that because they managed to get a "suspended in air" stop action shot, that they have an award winner on their hands.

It's not enough to freeze the action, you've got to be able to tell a story. A picture should be worth a thousand words, not a hundred question marks.

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

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