Bruce Benson  

Cameron Soccer Poster by Bruce Benson

June 2021 - Cameron Soccer Poster

About the Image(s)

Title: Cameron Soccer Poster

Of course this would not qualify for PJ competitions, but thought I would include it anyway. When I first began photographing around 2002, I began by taking images of my grandkid playing soccer and making posters for them. After a while, people were asking for me to make posters for their kids, and I would sell them copies. After a while I was able to purchase a Canon 100-400 lens and upgrade to a 20D camera. It was fun to do, and I have run into two different people recently at garage sales whose kids I photographed and still have the image hanging on their wall nearly 20 years later. This made me feel pretty good. I would select the player and then use photoshop filters to create the poster effects.

Camera: Canon Digital Rebel/300D/Canon 300 5.6
Settings: 1/400 F7.1 ISO 400

7 comments posted

Gerald Emmerich Jr   Gerald Emmerich Jr
I can see why your grandson's teammates parents wanted posters of their kids hanging on the wall. What a nice remembrance! I like the background, and of course, the action is great.   Posted: 06/02/2021 23:33:40

Hans-Werner Griepentrog   Hans-Werner Griepentrog
Hi Bruce, I can only agree with Gerald's comment. Your style of photography will appeal greatly to parents and grandparents of kids, I can well understand that your image processing is very pleasing.   Posted: 06/03/2021 12:03:41

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
(Group 22)
I agree - good action and nice background. To be very picky, I find the text to be a little close to the subject - especially the left foot. Perhaps a little more canvas move the text away from the boy? Good work though.   Posted: 06/09/2021 17:27:51
Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Marti, thanks for taking the time to comment on my image. I took this many years ago and was very much a beginner at photography so did not understand much about it. Your comments make sense now and would try to avoid the close text. I did not know then how to create more canvas but it would be an easy fix now. Bruce   Posted: 06/09/2021 17:55:20

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
(Group 22)
Great work Bruce, even for a beginner of many years ago.I am sure you can look back with much gratification. Even today I would not be able to create such a beautiful poster.   Posted: 06/10/2021 09:04:42
Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Thanks Joseph, for taking time to comment on my poster image. I was an elementary PE teacher for many years and took many photos of my students playing soccer. I have been retired for 12 years now and still run into former students at garage sales in my neighborhood who have the posters I made for them. Bruce   Posted: 06/15/2021 18:52:32

Ronald Davis
Agree with Marti text on left side too close to the player and perhaps too large. However it would be an excellent promotional photo for the club as the moving white streaks accentuates speed of motion this will encourage other young people to participate and play the game. Great communication photo.   Posted: 06/16/2021 06:34:08


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