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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.