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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.

September 27, 2012

Awkward Small Town Newspaper Photos

 I always get a kick out of my old hometown newspaper and the photos that they choose for publication for game coverage.

This latest came from a south western Ohio newspaper that has never had any idea of what a good sports action photo actually is.

While I admit, I have seen a few incredible captures in their sports photography section, they are few and far between.

Most of the time, I am asking myself...WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? (When the editor chose to publish the photo)

Look, I will admit, I am not the "Worlds Greatest Photographer". The fact is, that there is always someone better. In fact, I always say that the secret to being a "Great" photographer, is in knowing what to delete.

This shot violates two of the basic rules for good sports photography, especially with a local news paper.

1) It has to tell a story. I'm not really sure what is going on here. It looks like the photographer was so thrilled to get a "Stop Action" shot, that he thought...THIS IS THE ONE!

2) It has to be flattering to the home town team.....no explanation really needed on this one.

The following is another example of a poor and unflattering picture to the subject.

Volleyball is not easy to shoot, but this photographer MUST have had a better image in the camera!

I posted a couple of women's soccer shots that I did a couple of years ago for Monroe High School. as an example of the points I was making of the previous soccer sports action photos.

Both of the photos are crisp, clear, properly exposed and tell a story, for the sake of reporting on the game.

I've been doing sports photography in Ohio for several years now. Every picture I post or present, I always ask the question, "Would I want that framed and up on my wall, if that were my kid.?"

Posted by Monroe Ohio photographer Vincent Rush, Cincinnati Sports Photography and Dayton Sports Photography of Monroe Ohio. Vince Rush can be contacted by phone at (877) 858-6295 or by email at vrush@rushintl.com or visit http://CincinnatiSportsPhotography.com

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