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    21 Jan 2007 - 11:33 PM

    I am not looking for a click I want to see if I can get a debate going. Have a look at THIS PICTURE.

    1. Would you class this as action?

    2. Would you submit this photograph?

    3. If you are the sports editor of a newspaper would you use this photograph?

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    strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
    21 Jan 2007 - 11:39 PM

    My views are

    1 Action yes

    2 Submit No, because the expressions would add a lot more to the picture. Also I would darken/blur the spectator more.

    3 See 2 above.

    To be fair it is not my area of expertise or skill, so just my thoughts.

    wotashot  102249 forum posts
    21 Jan 2007 - 11:40 PM

    1. Yes it is action.

    2. No I wouldn't

    3. IF i was a sports editor... No I dont think I would.

    The points you mention are not obvious enough in the photo. If however this action led to a player breaking a leg then maybe it would get used. But then the shot of the player being stretchered off is more likely to make print.


    Britman  81669 forum posts England
    21 Jan 2007 - 11:43 PM

    1. Yes
    2. Yes to this site, but a magazine/paper then no (see answer 3)
    3. Maybe, I'm not an editor so have no basis for this reason other then you can't see the players faces.

    21 Jan 2007 - 11:46 PM

    Strawman ... we are not allowed to alter the photograph in the way you say. All I can do is normal photposhop work. The rest is honestly not allowed, it is classed as cheating.

    Superfly  856 forum posts
    22 Jan 2007 - 1:21 AM

    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. No - The shot doesnt tell me anything about the match apart from a player is jumping with the keeper. It didnt look like a key moment during the match (ie goal, injury, sending off etc). Also i cant tell from the photo whos the real winner or loser...

    22 Jan 2007 - 9:18 AM

    My sports Editor at Cornwall and Devon Media would not touch it Frank, a good action pic but you really need to see the players faces, backs of players usually don't sell ! I wouldn't send it in to any of my papers.

    HTH Geoff

    JohnHorne  91023 forum posts
    22 Jan 2007 - 9:25 AM

    Quote: I wouldn't send it in to any of my papers.

    Geoff breathes a sigh of relief as he nobbles one more competitor and prepares to submit his own photo ...


    keithh e2 Member 1023027 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
    22 Jan 2007 - 9:26 AM

    No.......unless the editor wanted a shot of the keeper sutaining his injuries - then that's another matter.

    22 Jan 2007 - 9:29 AM

    Quote: Geoff breathes a sigh of relief as he nobbles one more competitor and prepares to submit his own photo

    LOL John , but I think that Hartlepool is just a little out of my area !! Now Truro City or The Cornish Pirates , that's another thing........... Smile)))))

    whipspeed e2 Member 104040 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
    22 Jan 2007 - 9:50 AM

    1 Yes
    2 No
    3 No - think for a paper you need faces

    22 Jan 2007 - 10:19 AM

    This is what I wanted people to say YEs or NO ....

    Of course you know that I have said that I would never use a pic like this unless.....


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