Shooting photographs of baseball games is fun, but sometimes the subject matter can get a little tedious.
There are just so many shots of hair-close plays at first base, dirt-flying sliding tags at second and bang-bang calls at the plate to keep a veteran baseball shutter-snapper completely satisfied.
The answer sports fans, is what we in the business call COLOR. Not the brilliant hues of a dazzling spring Sunday so much as the unexpected human interest you can capture — especially with parents and their children.
Nothing like a baseball game to observe mom and dad trying their best to keep those kids interested and engaged. It usually takes lots of treats. Pretzels and snow cones seem to do an excellent job of keeping little ones, and soon-to-be teens, relatively quiet and occupied.
But sometimes, as you’ll see in the following images, it takes a trip to the field and maybe even some autographs from Rebel players, or the not-always-loved (except by kids) Rebel the Black Bear mascot.
Enjoy and perhaps take notes for how you might get those kids out to the ballpark on a beautiful day as the Rebels march steadily toward Omaha.
Andy Knef is editor of HottyToddy.com. He is OK with the bear but then he’s from St. Louis.