Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by Andythephoto, May 8, 2018.
Hi , thought I would share my photos from yesterday's Play-Off Final
Dulwich Hamlet v Hendon
Great photos Andy. Thanks for sharing.
Indeed, great photos. It always baffles me that 90% of PL photos in the national press are just of players celebrating after a goal. If photographers like you can get much better pics, why do we just get celebrating prima donnas in the press?
The obvious answer to that is that for those professional agency snappers there is more money in player snaps than crowd ones.
I suspect there is more money in player pictures than crowd ones, but that will be because picture editors buy them, not necessarily because photographers are not taking them. Articles in the national press (at least in print) will usually be illustrated by one picture, and it needs to jump out from the page. Most crowd pictures fall down on two counts - firstly they tend to look a bit flat in print, and secondly the reader's eye is more likely to be caught by a well known player.
Looking at Andy's album (and if you have only looked on your phone, I thoroughly recommend looking on a bigger screen), the whole portfolio gives a really good feel for the day for those like me who were unable to attend, and will I am sure carry some superb memories for those who were there. However, if I were to look through with the eye of a picture editor on a paper, I could very quickly get down to half a dozen or so that I think would work in print and I would consider buying.
Glad you have enjoyed the pics ! One of the many many joys of Non league Football is the freedom to photograph a game and capture the full experience. Photographing Professional football is a very tough world and the restrictions and areas you can photograph the match are limited , I have been offered the chance main times but it holds no interest for me and the pleasure to spend a Saturday or Tuesday evening at some of these grounds is wonderful. My mate Stu , was also in attendance here is his set ..it is fabulous
My efforts. Love Andy and Stu's ones, and I hope you like mine:
DULWICH HAMLET 1 - 1 HENDON (4-3 after penalties), Playoff Final | Facebook
will be on the club website soon, too.
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