Every season I have a plan, a new goal, a new target. This year I’ve studied what sells, what sells often and what doesn’t sell much at all. Seems pretty simple, but this year I’m taking it more seriously.
My 2009 goal is to keep studying, and shoot as much of what sells as I can. But that doesn’t mean I won’t keep shooting what I like the most, even if it’s only popular with me.
This season, with this blog and Twitter (tpriddy) I have a captive audience for the photos I like, so taking my favorite photos so far this year has been a lot more fun. (Thanks to all for the comments.)
Photos are meant to be shared, and so I share this shot with you. This is the kind of candid stuff that I really enjoy the most. One year I got a Baseball America cover from a very similar shot, taken at almost the same spot in the same park.
So although I’m shooting more of the popular stuff — I haven’t given up hope for another one of these portraits on the cover . . .
Jefry Marte — only one “f” please — of the Savannah Sand Gnats is the No. 6 prospect of the New York Mets.
I caught the light just right to get this shot just before the start of the game.
April 30, 2009: Infielder Jefry Marte (12) of the Savannah Sand Gnats, and No. 6 prospect of the New York Mets, prior to a game at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Photo by: Tom Priddy/MiLB.com/Four Seam Images