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Sep 11, 2012 18:45 |  #1

Updating my portfolio with some of my more more current shots. Here are a few images from over the summer. Do any/which stand out to you as being good portfolio pieces? And do any others stand out as ones not to add?

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Sep 11, 2012 18:58 |  #2

#2 is my favorite




  
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Sep 11, 2012 19:02 |  #3

no portfolio pieces IMO. I want to see eyes.


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Sep 11, 2012 19:15 |  #4

ewheeler20 wrote in post #14978564 (external link)
no portfolio pieces IMO. I want to see eyes.

I would agree. No eyes and they're all in-between moments. Not that eyes are the end all for a good photo, but it helps.


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Sep 11, 2012 23:01 as a reply to  @ elrey2375's post |  #5

I agree completely with the previous two comments.


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Sep 11, 2012 23:08 |  #6

I was gunna mention something about seeing eyes/faces.. but uh..

these photos could all benefit from a lower shooting angle. it seems that you're standing straight up and shooting slightly down on the player. shooting from a kneeling position would give the player a more dominate space in the frame.




  
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Sep 11, 2012 23:10 |  #7

Yep, the "eyes" have it. Flip through your other shots and look for one where you can count the eyelashes.

Training camp is fun though, isn't it?

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Sep 12, 2012 01:13 |  #8

I see a lot of portfolios, training camp images just do not generate much in terms of a portfolio unless you get really creative. The fact it's an NFL (or MLB, NHL, NBA, etc) player in the photo is absolutely meaningless, get to see the "big star" in portfolios all the time even though they're horrible shots just because people think it will be impressive that they took one of that guy, it's not.

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Look at his portfolios - you see peak action, intensity, emotion, creative light, unique angles, etc.


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Sep 12, 2012 02:19 |  #9

I'd rather see a kid making a catch with all of their facial expressions and intensity than a pro who is in training camp.


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Sep 12, 2012 13:26 |  #10

I wouldn't put any training camp/practice/pre-game action stuff in my portfolio unless it was hands-down an awesome moment. Shooting action in these scenarios is cake compared to actual game coverage so it's not all that impressive as a portfolio to anyone who knows sports photography


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Sep 12, 2012 14:35 |  #11

I agree with the others. You can only see the face in one of the pictures and even then, you can barely see it. You'll get better emotions during a game when a player goes up against a defensive player.


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Sep 12, 2012 19:08 |  #12

concerning training camp or a practice; if the background is blown out enough or neutral enough, and their jerseys that they're wearing are game jerseys those photos are OK. It's when it's OBVIOUS like the ones posted on this thread that just wont work.


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Sep 12, 2012 20:31 |  #13

None of these is worth keeping, let alone displaying. Sorry.


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Sep 13, 2012 10:46 |  #14

ewheeler20 wrote in post #14983116 (external link)
concerning training camp or a practice; if the background is blown out enough or neutral enough, and their jerseys that they're wearing are game jerseys those photos are OK. It's when it's OBVIOUS like the ones posted on this thread that just wont work.

I disagree, but to each his own. If you're putting together a sports portfolio you're looking to capture and display moments, and those typically aren't to be found (of action at least) at practice or training camp.


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Sep 13, 2012 11:00 as a reply to  @ arich's post |  #15

Don't get discouraged... if you have an editor, they will make it clear what to look for or not...(not's = crocked horizons, so easy to fix, body parts cut off, backs.. or Lord, no backs as any Maxprep photographer will tell ya:( just to name a few... others advise is right on, put in your mental check list and go shoot some more!

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