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Archive 2012 · Finally Graduating!
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Finally Graduating!

Hey FM folk, haven't been posting much lately other than popping in here and there on random things, school and work just have controlled my life. Luckily, I'm finally graduating college! (Photo BFA and Journalism BA). Anyway, as much as I like to think that I was born a photo god, a lot of what I learned came from checking out images on these boards and the help I've gotten from people back when I was posting every other thing I shot. Stalking other peoples critiques have gone a long way too, every photo I look at now gets the same checklist: horizons, eyes, background, focus and action... If it doesn't have the five, what's it worth?

Also, little bragging. For my art degree we had to set up a space in the gallery, and as the sports photographer I had no clue what to do, so I built a sports bar in a way. The local paper interviewed me since I was in charge of PR and ended up making the article a small preview on the show and a lot on me haha. Check it out here if you wanna see it: http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20121213/ENTERTAINMENT/312130050/-Imagination-Unleashed-Senior-Fine-Arts-Show

Here are some shots over the years. Thanks for the help everyone has given me over the last few years, directly or indirectly.

First published shot (thanks Greg!)

First pro game I ever shot

Alex Nieves, a Salisbury player, was diagnosed with leukemia before being able to ever take the field, Salisbury held him high after the 2011 division 3 championship

All American Sam Bradman with his helmet ripped off during a historic comeback against Stevenson University

Finally figuring out how to shoot inside ambient and how to like it

The ref will always get in the way

Sometimes you just have to know the image you want and wait

The lighting in the visitor dugout makes for great photos after a pitcher gives up a grand slam

Clean backgrounds can make a stock photo

Always shoot through the play

Beards can make or break the photo

Dec 13, 2012 at 06:19 PM

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