Sunday, October 19, 2008

What's the difference...

Family and friends ask me lots of times how I edit a sequence of photographs, particularly sports or other action. They want to know, when you're shooting at 8 frames per second, what's the difference... really.

My answer: It's the little things. It's the position of the arms or legs, a tuft of grass coming loose from a cleat, the height of the person's step or jump... they're the building blocks of peak action and the moments.

Now, volleyball is so dang quick there's not much sequencing to it. It's a good single frame and then it's usually gone. This photograph jumped out at me... the finger caught in the net on the attack hit...

Do dee do dee do... just little things that keep me [in]sane when editing...

Appleton North High School's Abby Casperson (7) spikes the ball through the block of Kimberly High School's Amanda School (9) during Fox Valley Association conference volleyball at Appleton East High School in Appleton, Wis., Saturday morning, Oct. 18, 2008.
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