Outside the lines
I could live for a century and not understand why sports editors and designers generally refuse to publish non sports action photographs. It’s almost like they’ve been conditioned to only accept a certain type of photo. Take football for example. Nine times out of ten the photo you see is of a quarterback or running back with ball in hand.
I like the moments away from the action. I shot the three photographs above at three separate high school football games within the last month. I’m not suggesting they’re award winners, but they all show one thing that a lot of “action” photos don’t. Emotion. Anticipation. Unity. More times than not, it’s a good idea to step away from conventional thinking. Shoot something other than what everyone else is staring at. Step outside the lines.