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I am just finishing up 116 year-end appreciation collages as gifts for seniors and 6th graders in winter sports. This season, there was boys and girls basketball, ice hockey, gymnastics, swimming, wrestling and cheerleading.

One high school booster club decided they wanted a collage for all 50 athletes 9-12 so I had to keep close tally as to who was photographed and who was not.

The high schools, booster clubs and youth leagues commission these before the season starts so I know, in advance, that I have to capture action images of everybody on the list.

I only create these for schools and youth leagues under exclusive contract for the teams and individual photos so these combined with over 100 senior banners per year makes it worth the effort to show up for game action.

This is the only way I cover game-action these days.

The collages are created with Fotofusion and all extractions by Rebooku.

I keep these designs simple with 3 image elements to deal with...dominant, subdominant and subordinate and use transparency and overlap with desaturated color throughout. Exactly what I learned in my foundation year of two-dimensional design at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio and 30 years as a professional advertising illustrator.

Here are a few.



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Mar 20, 2017 at 11:31 PM
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Uff da. How many hours you figure went into this project?


Mar 20, 2017 at 11:47 PM
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Henry:

It didn't really take that much time once I had all of the players photographed and their images selected and extracted.

Fotofusion is a fast collage program and Rebooku processed over 200 perfect extractions in record time and the printer did an outstanding job on colors, laminations and mounting.

I can design 5 or 6 of these per hour and have done as many as 30 in one sitting.

It's all part of the exclusive contracts for these school systems and youth leagues so these are a very-much anticipated part of the season-ending banquets.



Mar 21, 2017 at 12:18 AM
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henry albert wrote:
Uff da. How many hours you figure went into this project?


Totally off topic, but thank you for giving me the opportunity to read my first "Uff da." I've heard it said before but never read it spelled out. I saw it and thought, "He must be Minnesotan," checked your profile and sure enough....



Mar 21, 2017 at 08:39 PM
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Lee, thanks for posting these. I often cruise the Sports Forum for collages in an effort to get some inspiration for my own work.

I actually do something very similar for one of the local high schools here in the Philly suburbs. I only do seniors and only shoot football, baseball, and lacrosse so far. This is a monumental task to get useable photos for that many students across that many sports (and this is just the winter sports)! One of the great challenges I find is to get three worthy shots of the kids that don't play much (or relief pitchers in baseball since you never quite know when they'll get in). I can only imagine the effort it would take to get all the shots you needed for all these (and that doesn't factor in the variety of skills and equipment that it takes to shoot such a varied set of sports).

Major kudos to you on securing such a nice gig and developing it to this level. It has to be a tremendous amount of work, but extremely rewarding.

All the best!
Gary



Mar 24, 2017 at 04:53 AM







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