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Taking The Best Photo

Use Your Own Phone To Take The Photo

Got a big brand phone 2 or 3 years old? 
You are good to go! 
Or you can use a DLSR camera.

We Highly Recommend You Watch This Video!

Essential Tips

  • SHADOWS ARE YOUR ENEMY!
    Put the team/subject in a nice evenly shaded area for the best result
  • NO SHADE? 
    Take the photo with the  team facing the sun. 
    So the sun is at the back of the photographer 
  • TAKE THE PHOTO BEFORE THE GAME
    players and uniforms are fresh, no red faces or dirt 
  • HAVE EVERYONE STANDING
    people kneeling in the front does not look as good as everyone standing
  • PHOTOGRAPHER TAKE A KNEE
    You want the team to be "dominant". 
    Be at the same level or lower than the team so the angle of the photo is straight on or looking up at the team.
  • TAKE PHOTO FROM THE MIDDLE SQUARE ON
  • TAKE 5 TO 10 PHOTOS

    Someone will blink, look away, laugh or look funny.
    By taking 5 to 10 photos you should 
    have 1 photo were everyone looks good.

  • EMAIL THE PHOTO
    Email the photo directly to us from the phone that took the original image. 

 No Shadows Is The Most Important Thing 

Bad Light 
The sun is to the right of the person taking the photo and
half the team is in the shadows.

Good Light
 Everyone in the team
is well lit with no shadows.

Posing For The Photo 

You are no longer bound by the traditional and boring line ups. Now you can get creative and have some fun at the same time!

10 to 15 People in the Team

  • Have Everyone Standing
  • Single Straight Line
  • V Shape (reverse V Shape)

 

Relaxed Line Up
single straight line, team in different poses

The V

The Reverse V

15 Plus People In the Team

  • Have Everyone Standing
  • Staggered Line Up Works Best

for  15 plus players this staggered line up will work well. 
(You don't have to all have arms folded)

Here is a great short video on posing and photo angles to get a great photo of your team to make the best team poster possible.

 

Types of Photos

1 Portrait photos - As it sounds get your subject or subjects to pose for you. Get creative! You are no longer limited to a standard team line up photo of 2 or 3 rows. Stand in a V, stand with arms linked. Get individuals to stand in a variety of positions as a group. The options are limitless.

2 Action Shots (for personal posters) - Take lots of photos during a game. These photos are often the best posters we make. Subjects are natural and have their game face on! They can be tricky to get without the right camera equipment, but don't worry you can always stage a shot instead.

3 Staged Shots (for personal posters) - Finding it hard to get the perfect in game action shot? Create a staged shot instead. Set your camera phone or camera to burst shot (it takes lots of photos at once). Get your subject to run past you, swing the bat, kick the ball or whatever action your sport requires. Another option is to get the subject to hold an action pose. Either way have some fun and we are sure you can get a great shot that will make a great poster.

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