Portrait of a photographer

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  1. Sharkbait

    Sharkbait TPF Noob!

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    This is a buddy of mine, who is the team photographer for the local minor league hockey team. I usually grab a couple shots of him during the games either on purpose or by him walking into my frame. :lol: Here's one of the better ones...

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    Nice shot! the black and white goes well.
    Does he shoot his pics through the plexyglass?
     
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    Yep, we both do. No pillbox holes in the minor league glass, that's only at NHL rinks. :?

    It throws off the autofocus once in awhile, but it's more a hassle to try to avoid all the scuffs, scratches, and puck-burns in the glass than worrying about focus. :D At least I shoot digital; Tim still burns 4 or 5 rolls of film a night. Me, I just swap out CF cards and shoot 200 or so shots and pull the best. He ends up with 5 or 6 good ones, I end up with 50 or 60. :D I have a feeling he's going to retire after this year or next year; I'm kind of hoping to get my foot in the door. (Not that I want him to retire, I'd just like to step in when he's done.)
     
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    very cool shot :D ... lots of feeling
     
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    Love that spittoon he's holding.
     
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    Emotional shot! I thought to my self. Is this guy watching the clock to see how much time is left in the game? There is something very compelling about his expression.
     
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    Nice shot. Is he not tempted to turn digital, with seeing what you are doing alongside him?

    Aaron
     
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    You would certainly think so, but he likes his old nikon. Another reason why I get the feeling he's about ready to pack it in. This is really just his retirement job anyway, and he had a stroke last year that kept him out of the beginning of the season.
     
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    He had a stroke, and yet he's back there shooting.....? Bless his heart! :) This is a really nice image - have you stopped circling the poor old guy's turf long enough to show it to him?? :LOL:

    Joking aside, I'm sure he'd like it. You captured a great expression. Good work! :thumbsup:
     
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    Yup, what can I say--he's a hockey guy. :) I'm going to the game on Friday night and am going to give him a nice 8x10 of this shot. :D
     
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    What a story this shot can tell. The B&W works very well for this much better than color would have. I really like the lighting and overall composition.

    Save this picture for when he retires and have someone put together a tribute with it. :D
     
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    I love this kind of "candid" shot. It really tells a story.
     

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