Friday, August 03, 2007

Communicating an image

Two portraits down, one to go. As I mentioned earlier this week, I have begun to shoot portraits on three players. These features will be apart of The Towerlight's Fall Sports Preview.

I will also have dig up some file photos of all the sports for the special edition. If it was up to me, I'd go nuts and do a feature of one player of each team, but that is only because I like shooting portraits.

I should note that this image isn't the main cover for the FSP. I was originally suppose to shoot that image today, but got pushed back due to not being able to get access to the new football jerseys. I doubt I'll be using the jersey in the image, but figure I should wait anyways.

On with a little information on the above: Towson senior linebacker John Webb is not only the best open-field tackler on the team but he is also an outstanding student who will be a candidate for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors this season. The Biology major is also a two-time member of Atlantic 10 Football Academic All-Conference team. He will be profiled for of course he strong academics and his role on the field.

While I like this image better (I noticed the lights when waiting for him, and decided to end the shoot using them. I'll probably use them again sometime this fall), the above image communicates to the reader. They should know exactly what is going on without having to read the cutline.

Speaking of cutlines, I judged the Towson University High School journalism day photo entries today. Nine out of ten photos did not have cutlines. I had no idea what was going on in most of the images. Ha.There was one very nice portrait, but the rest were sub par, which should probably be expected for high school journalist.

Well, I think I am off until Monday unless something pops up.


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