Thursday, September 4, 2008
Portfolio Outtake #2
I'm going to let you all in on a little secret: I have little to no valuable sports action photographs for my portfolio. I shoot it all the time and I enjoy shooting it, but for most sports action there needs to be an element of the unusual in it. Some that immediately comes to mind is Alyssa Schukar's photograph of a volleyball player getting hit in the head with a ball or Teresa Prince's of a Texas Tech runner with the reflection of the track in her sunglasses (you know where the links are, don't play dumb).
There are two reasons none of the above photographs work in my mind:
1. This is the rodeo. People do stupid things on giant animals all day long. Which is to say, this sort of thing happens all the time.
2. I cropped half of this nutcake's head off on the first image, my favorite of the set.