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Aug 16, 2012 15:51 |  #1

I was fortunate enough to shoot a Philippine soccer team, called the AZKALS, when they played against Chicago Inferno in Chicago. There was one shot I got, with my 70-200 when a player came up close. I thought the shot turned out well, but of course, having taken it, I should have thought that. LOL Anyway, I was thinking if I should have cropped it even more to just the head and probably shoulders or should I just have left it as is. Also, does it seem dramatic or boring?

It seems like an inspirational quote should be added on the photo :D


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Aug 16, 2012 16:00 |  #2

As a stand alone photo, he just looks bored to me.

Make no mistake, I like how you caught the light behind him and If it was associated with a story about the game it could be a powerful image.

As they say ... just like telling a joke ... if you have to explain it, then it just isn't that great.

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Aug 16, 2012 16:18 |  #3

Sorry Ed but it does not work for me. Image is very noisy and face seems too much out of focus. The concept was good, but the execution needs some work.


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Aug 16, 2012 20:04 |  #4

he looks intense to me, i can see faint traces of sweat on his face.




  
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Aug 17, 2012 00:20 |  #5

Boring, sorry.

If he was more turned towards the camera with the backlight then it would work more.


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Aug 17, 2012 00:31 |  #6

Yeah, sorry. I know I need work. I'm a club photographer and was "hired" to shoot the team. First time doing sports. I did shoot them during their practice/scrimmage, but that was pretty much during daylight. Shooting their game was a challenge, due to the lighting.

Thanks for the comments though. I do appreciate it.


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Aug 17, 2012 00:35 |  #7

Club and sports are a bit different. With sports you might feel that you have this emotional moment captured since you are there and experience the energy, but it just may not translate to the viewer. That is the hard part of sports, connecting with the viewer and making them feel like they are present and can feel that energy.


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Aug 17, 2012 07:14 |  #8

not for me sorry.




  
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Aug 17, 2012 11:09 |  #9

Boring. The facial expression is too unemotional to be dramatic, IMHO.


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Aug 19, 2012 13:02 |  #10

I think if it were made into a silhouette it might be dramatic. But it doesn't do anything for me like this.


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