mo5751 wrote in post #13395504
Ok So i was going to take pictures of a soccer team. I offered them my lowest package an 3-8x10's One was the team picture another was aportrait of them in there uniform and the other was of them in action.. So my plan was to go to like 2 soccer games and capture each player in action. Well after the first game i seriously barely have any its just so hard to capture every player in action. So how do you guys do this? Should i fake the action by having them kick a ball and just shoot that?
Maybe you just need more experience. I usually sell teams a deal where I shoot the entire team in action and provide a poster of each for the banquet. It usually takes me two games to get everybody including the bench warmers who play only a teeny bit. This would be in soccer, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse.
Never try this for american football (getting the second string left guard could take you a month of shooting for example) and be careful of sports with substitution rules like baseball / softball because getting the benchwarmers is not easy. In a game like soccer (US HS rules with unlimited sub) you should have no trouble. I'll usually shoot the first game freely getting whatever action I see, and I'll have 300-400 images that I cull to ~120. The second game I have my list of players that I still need a good shot of and I only watch for those. I shoot less (usually only 150-200 images) the second time because I'm more focused.
In all it takes me about 5-6 hours work to shoot, cull, label and make posters for any one team. I am very good and fast with LR, macros, and culling / labeling in general.