4. Football: Shooting for Sports Illustrated

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San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice grabs a deep ball for a touchdown in the Niners’ 1995 NFC Championship Game win over the Dallas Cowboys. This is a great example of a scene-setting photo that captures not only the action, but a sense of the game. The inset image shows how the shot ran in SI. One of the magazine’s trademarks is the ability to blend a great photo with a clever headline; another reason why art directors like wide shots, such as this one, is that there is plenty of room for copy.

Analog SLR, 50mm lens.

My first digital photo to run in Sports Illustrated. Arizona State ...

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