Advice and help on becoming a world class photographer by Sports Photographer Vince Rush

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Vince Rush

Vincent Rush

Began my photography career as most people do…the highschool yearbook. Upon graduation I attended the US Naval Photography School in Pensacola Fla. After getting a qualification in basic photography and then later attending their Portrait School,was assigned to a military operation. Experiences included USO photography for Bob Hope, Brooke Shields, Kathy Lee Crosby and Wayne Newton.Have also had the opportunity for travel assignments to places such as Beruit, Israel, Africa, Australia, Brazil, Italy, Spain and England. Upon exiting the Navy in 1984,opened up a Tanning Salon and Health Club in Oxford,Ohio and began photographing weddings, all as a vehicle to fund my way through college. I enjoy travel, sports photography, special event and Cincinnati Reds photography. I am frequently contracted as a sports photographer by parents, sports teams, and organizations,throughout the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio areas, to provide the highest quality sports photography, both on an individual and team basis.

2 responses

  1. Chip Gatto

    Hi Vincent,

    I am pursuing a career in sports photography in Dubuque, IA. I’ve received very good feedback on the shoots that I’ve done over the past couple of years, but really do want to take it up a level. This desire grew from being tired of the standard (really low quality) sports memory mates of my kids over the years. My desire is to change the culture here where expectations are higher and people are willing to pay a little more for boutique services. I really don’t want to do the mass production type shoots that are so common.

    I’m shooting with a Nikon D810. My “sports” lens is a Nikkor 70-200 2.8. I also have a studio in my home. My question for you is whether in your opinion this equipment is enough to get the job done, i.e. wratchet it up a level, or do I need to seriously consider something like the Nikkor 200-400mm lens. Also, how critical is having a web site and how do you go about marketing and selling your shots?

    Any counsel is welcome.

    Thanks in advance.

    Chip

    June 2, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    • Chip,

      Sorry for not responding to you sooner.

      Please call me any time and I would be happy to discuss.

      513-702-0495

      August 26, 2015 at 2:52 pm

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