Thursday, October 01, 2015

Rushing Right

"Running back Giovani Bernard #25 of the Cincinnati Bengals rushes against the Baltimore Ravens in the second half at M&T Bank Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland."

Sometimes it's easy to forget that photography is an art.

In the world of photojournalism, the moment will always be stronger than the pretty picture. Even if it has a messy background and a lot going on in the frame - the telling moment is the best moment.

However, even in a world where telling stories visually is the first and foremost the most important thing, photographers should remember to bring their own style and vision to those moments.

I always try to remember to be creative. Try something new. Shoot from a new angle. Or photograph a familiar scene in a different way.

Recently I've been going back to the pan - slowing the shutter speed. It's all a risk and a lot of times nothing comes of it.

As the Cincinnati Bengals played the Baltimore Ravens, I enjoyed the movement and colors each and every time running back Giovani Bernard pushed the ball up the field. And during  this drive he went up the middle a couple of times giving me some layers elsewhere in the frame.

Telling moment? To most, probably not. Yet it gives the team's take a different feel than the competition.


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