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I've been a member of OCN for 6 years and this is the first time I saw we have a photography forum.

Anyway, photographing baseball is what I love to do. I've even built my own website for it over the last 3 years. I know baseball photos aren't for everyone, but if you're interested you can take a look at my site:

http://benckphotos.com/

This past season I attended 78 Minnesota Twins games and photographed over 50 of them. I estimate I had over 40,000 shutter actuations over the course of the season. I think a got a few good ones anyway.
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Holy crap the pictures you take are amazing! :O
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Yeah, I don't know very much about photography but those pictures look extremely nice. The clarity and detail are stunning.
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very nice webpage layout and images!!
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those are some great pictures.
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you have a great portfolio
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wow, those are amazing, my wife does photography for kids and weddings and i have to say those are right up there with the professionals.
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Welcome Ben!

Out of curiosity, do you actually shoot for anyone? I have to imagine that you have some sort of press credentials to get in to shoot games with any sort of decent equipment (I was able to get a 60D w/ a 70-200 into Fenway once, and the stuff I got out of it was nice, but hardly as nice as what you've got). Just wondering, as I kind of feel like I'm in a slightly similar path as you were a couple of years ago...
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Thank you for the nice comments everyone. I appreciate it.

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Originally Posted by MistaBernie View Post
Welcome Ben!

Out of curiosity, do you actually shoot for anyone? I have to imagine that you have some sort of press credentials to get in to shoot games with any sort of decent equipment (I was able to get a 60D w/ a 70-200 into Fenway once, and the stuff I got out of it was nice, but hardly as nice as what you've got). Just wondering, as I kind of feel like I'm in a slightly similar path as you were a couple of years ago...
The interesting thing is I don't actually. Every photo I've taken of MLB games has simply been from the stands. The Twins don't care what camera equipment you use (except no monopods and no tripods) as long as it's not bothering other fans. So basically I decided to push that as far as you can take it last season.

However, the RBI World Series photos I was actually credentialed to shoot that. The Twins were hosting it on behalf of MLB and with so many games going on in the tournament the Twins media relations person asked if I could help out for a few of the games (she had seen my photos from the Twins games).
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Those are some amazing pics
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