This month, do :: or :: diso starts a two-month look at some different perspectives – first, a look from behind , and next month, a look at airborne athletes.  Since it is soccer season, our from-behind shots will focus on soccer.

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As Dr. Seuss himself noted: “I’ve heard there are troubles of more than one kind; some come from ahead, and some come from behind.” Similarly, in shooting athletics, you will find yourself looking at the action coming at you and going away from you. Pictures from behind do not have to be throw-aways. Indeed, some of the athletes look at a game from behind as well fans often find themselves behind the action. True, the “rule” is usually articulated that the image should reveal the emotion in an athlete’s face. But, rules are always, always meant to be broken. Oftentimes, the broken rule image works quite well and can tell a story.

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Here are some examples:

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From behind can still incorporate a connection with some of the other athletes in the shots.

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and incorporate a portion of a face:

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Or it can be a pure shot from behind with no eye contact whatsoever.

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So don’t throw away those shots that have no eye contact.  They can still work and help to depict the action.

Next  month, do :: or :: diso goes airborne and the sky is the limit (this one, from behind).

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