I struggle with sport photographs and composition. I generally shoot images to include the primary athlete (the one with the ball/bat/puck etc) and competitor with an eye to cropping for composition later. The question then becomes what should that composition be? I am interested in ideas, tips and tricks. I know this really depends on the nature of the photo being edited but what are some good rules of thumb, specifically for sports photography, that can lead to a more pleasing image? I will say this. If I have an image that captures the athletes eyes I crop it in such a way that the image centers around the emotion on the subjects face regardless of the action in the image that may be left out.