rdalrt wrote in post #18164810
4000 frames for a high school game? Holy moly. I have to agree with John Crossley on this one. There is only so much peak action worth capturing each play.
I never mentioned anything about only capturing the action on the field.
There are a lot of players on each team - not sure exactly how many on a high school roster, it's been several years. But my goal would be to get each and every player with as many facial expressions as possible. During the game, one never knows just what the main story will be at the game's end.
Here are just a few possible scenarios:
1: Perhaps a coach gets mad over a call and uses profanity toward an official from the sideline......doesn't seem to be a big deal at the time - nobody even really notices it happen - but later that week we learn that the league is going to discipline the coach for his abusive language.
2: Perhaps a LT misses a block and a RB berates him in an interview after the game.
3: Perhaps a player is distracted during the huddle, looking over at his friends in the stands for just a brief moment......and then runs the wrong route on the next play.
There are literally thousands of different things that could happen during the game that someone wants to run an article on. The writers will want a game photo that best illustrates the incident that they are writing the article about.
Wouldn't it be great if:
Scenario #1 happens and I have a whole bunch of images of the coach on the sideline, yelling? I also have photos of that particular official and that coach shaking hands and looking friendly toward each other before the game. I also have photos of that official with unpleasant expressions on his face. And stilll more - I have photos of that official and that coach looking upset at one another in a heated exchange along the sidelines - from a prior play. The writer / editor can pick the frame which they feel best fits the story and the page it will be printed on. Maybe they use one of these on a front page banner and another on the page along with the article. Perhaps in the paper's online edition they use 3 or 4 of the photos. I don't know what they'll want to use, but they can't use it if I didn't capture it.
Scenario #2 happens and I have a whole bunch of images of that particular running back with unpleasant expressions on his face? Maybe I even get lucky and happen to have an image of him with an unpleasant look on his face when he is looking toward that left tackle, say, as they break the huddle on a subsequent play. And then I also have a whole bunch of photos of the left tackle, with a lot of different unpleasant expressions on his face? And then also wouldn't it be cool if I also had some photos of those two players interacting positively in pre-game warmups? And maybe I even capture an image with both players in the frame, facing each other, with unpleasant looks that they are giving one another.
Scenario #3 happens, and I happen to have, somewhere within that 4,000 frames, an image that shows the players huddled up, with that particular player glancing somewhere outside the huddle, when all of his teammates are focused inward as they discuss the play they are about to run?
You see, during the game, in the heat of the action, there is no way to know all that will transpire throughout the course of the game, nor what will be said or done afterwards when interviews are conducted and discipline is doled out - that is humanly impossible. So, with so many things happening on the field and on the sidelines, during the plays, between the plays, after the game, before the game . . . . .you have no idea which thing will end up being significant later on. So you sure as heck better capture everything that you possibly can, because that will increase the likelihood that you will have a pertinent photo for any article, no matter what the writers want to write about after the game has ended.
At any given time, there are 22 players on the field, a few dozen more on the sidelines, a few coaches on each sideline, and few officials. At any moment - any second - one of them might do something that is newsworthy. But so often, at the time these things happen, nobody knows that they will become newsworthy at some point in the near future. Don't you want to increase your chances of capturing the newsworthy happenings? That, my friend, is the reason for thousands of images.
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