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there are some really great images in this set Marty. At this age I feel its about the kids and their interaction, determination, and hilarious antics! You ALWAYS capture the subject in a very cool fun way.
The more I shoot HS sports the more I am finding this is a wicked roller coaster with no rhyme or reason. Totally in a similar boat over in my neck of the woods. Some parents are AWESOME and get it and support the efforts and buy shots. Others just either don't care, don't want to spend, or I hear alot of "I haven't had time to go look cause of work, but I am going to real soon". Society in my opinion has changed a bit, not sure if the economy has anything to do with it. But I do see kids walking around with iPhone 5's, head phones that cost a ton of money and designer sports wear. Not sure thats an excuse. But the day of many parents making albums for the kids to have in later years seems to be gone around here. They all have them on phones, which will be replaced sooner or later, computers that have crashed and lost images, or just settling for phone pics!
I think Jay hit on something I run into lately. Lots of parents showing up with equipment that has no chance in delivering a stunning image. But because it says Nikon or Canon and is a DSLR, they're awesome. I almost think peoples standards have dropped. It takes a ton of influence for them to realize the shots you produce are a ton better. I am lucky as the staff and booster clubs help support me, but still things are so radically hot then cold. Thank God for the day job...
Your work is stellar and again I would bet my whole kit that none of their shots are even in the same galaxy as these. I know that comment from me doesn't help in the finance department, but the work is a joy to look at and talk about!