Photojournalism Looks Away

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:

ISO 1250 f/5 1/25 50mm

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?

Cheers!

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7 thoughts on “Photojournalism Looks Away

  1. 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.

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  2. 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? 🙂

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