Finding Photos When Nothing Is Going On

October 26, 2006 | By Michael Heiman | Sport

As Jed pointed out in his posting, it is very hard to make pictures from a game where very little happens. It isn’t that the images aren’t out there but they are just a little harder to find sometimes.
Last nights game provided us with some challenges. Besides a two run RBI by Jim Edmonds all the scoring happened on errors which don’t always translate into good pictures. As editors at a big event, we need to try to tell the story as much as we can.

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ST LOUIS – OCTOBER 24: Albert Pujols #5 celebrates with Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals after scoring on a two RBI double by Jim Edmonds #15 in the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game Three of 2006 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 24, 2006 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Besides the game, the side stories were also important and needed to be covered as well, especially when the game itself isn’t the most interesting one.
St. Louis is a BIG baseball town, with a brand new stadium hosting its first World Series game ever. Stories likes these give the photographers and the editors the ability to get a little creative. You get the chance to make more pictures and use your eye instead of using what is happening in a game. Fans, food, merchandise are all important parts of baseball and last night proved a great time to illustrate that.

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ST LOUIS, MO – OCTOBER 24: A detail of hot dogs are seen on the vendor’s grill prior to the start of Game Three of 2006 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on October 24, 2006 in St. Louis, Missouri.


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ST LOUIS – OCTOBER 24: Water, which has been dyed red, flows from the fountain in Keiner Plaza in front of the Arch before Game Three of 2006 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals on October 24, 2006 in St. Louis, Missouri.


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lso with the recent controversy about pine tar and Kenny Rogers being all over the local and national media we have a duty to our clients to do our best to tell that angle of the story as well. Since he wasn’t playing last night we have to do make sure we keep an eye out for him and also keep an out for any fan reaction to the story. In a situation like this sometimes a fan holding a sign is the best way to illustrate the mood of the evening.

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ST LOUIS – OCTOBER 24: A fan holds up a sign that reads “Detroit Cheetahs” during Game Three of 2006 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on October 24, 2006 in St. Louis, Missouri.

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    Not so nice..

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