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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...Show more →
In addition to the winter sports, I have to create these senior action collages for 2 high schools with football, boys and girls soccer, volleyball, soccer and football cheer, track and field, golf, cross country, track and field, baseball and softball.
Some seniors never get in games until senior night or at the end of blow-out games and some unfortunately are hit with a season-ending injury so showing up at enough games is vitally important.
I am at ISO's of 100 to 20,000 and use lenses from a 50 f/1.4- to 400 f/2.8.
It is job-security because no photographer in their right mind would agree to take action photos of every single contestant requested in order to keep these consistent.
With fall, winter and spring, there are over 200 of these commissioned every year.
Throw in the team photos, senior banners, prom and homecoming dances and it's all worthwhile.