Yet again today I am going to be posting a picture and asking you your opinion. I did a photojournalism series for my photography class and this is a photo that did not make the cut:
For this assignment I was to follow an event from beginning to end. I chose hockey evaluations for my youngest child. I had 600 original images. Then 400. I saved 80, from those I chose 30. This photo is one of the 30, but I needed to have less than 20 for this assignment. The final project has 17 images. I wanted to include an image that gave the viewer the experience of waiting for ice time to start. This was one that I took in that series. Do you think it conveys what I intended? how do you feel in general about photos where you cannot see the subject’s face?
7 thoughts on “Photojournalism Looks Away”
Nothing wrong with not having faces.
I would have included a hockey stick in the shot and/or view of the rink to convey the subject more clearly.
Good idea, she did have stick in hand, so in this case I could have just taken a step back and shot from a different angle. Thanks.
A difficult challenge – if you can’t show the subject’s face then I’d be inclined to go with several of the players seen in obvious conversation or perhaps a view of their boots and hands tying laces? Or perhaps a shot of the officials or mascots for the teams. Or perhaps the announcer with microphone with the out of focus crowd as a backdrop? Just ideas (ironically, I don’t get asked to do this at our soccer club – just capture the players in action) – hope this helps? 🙂
I do have a boot and lace shot, I should post that too. I like your other thoughts too, I’ll have to see what I can do with it. No microphones though, and the “crowd” is about 15 🙂 Thanks!
LoL – we do slightly better than that at Wingate & Finchley. Crowd is usually around 150 or at least Harvey, our announcer, says it is – I’m sure he makes the figure up! 😉
Ah, a case of sellout crowd, good seats still available 🙂 I took your idea of “crowd” and worked it into my photo challenge for the week. I’ll be blogging about that shortly. Thanks!
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