The Importance Of Movement In Sports

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Imagine a world where you cannot control your body movement. You cannot express yourself with gestures and you cannot move your hand to grab that last chip in the Pringles container. You have no control of your own body. This is what the world would be like without movement. It would almost be equivalent to being a robot. Someone else controls you, but you have no mental capacity to do it on your own. This would be a very boring and uneventful life. Movement is a very important thing to me. I express myself with my hands very frequently, as well as participate in club and intramural sports at my college. Not only do I use sports as a way to work out and stay in shape, but I also use them to show my commitment and express my passion. The …show more content…
Growing up I played soccer until I was forced to stop due to a lower back injury. After experiencing the negative aspects of extreme movement, I took some time off and looked into different sports. This is when I found field hockey. I played in high school and it has pushed me as an individual. Unfortunately, after three years of forceful playing, I was in a freak accident that left my completely color blind, as well as half blind in my left eye. Needless to say, sports are my world. I thought that capturing the different movements and muscle contortions for my project would be very interesting for the viewer and also a topic that I personally believe …show more content…
I sought to focus with central composition, with very clear and sharp action shots of the athlete participating in his/her sport. I want the viewer to see the muscle tense when the badminton player serves the shuttlecock into the air. I want the viewer to see the calf muscles on the rock climber tense up when he pushes himself upwards another six inches. I imagined these photos very clearly showing the background so the viewer can almost feel the rock wall on their fingertips or feel the squeaky gym floor on the viewer’s feet. The whole point was to get action shots of these creative athletes in their environment. I desired the viewer to almost feel like he/she is physically in the gym participating in the different body movements. This is more attainable in sports that show very catchy movements like fencing or skateboarding, but the goal was to have the reader feel this regardless of the sport. When looking at magazines that feature sports, such as Sports Illustrated, one can almost feel the tensing of their own muscles just by looking at a photo of a professional golfer after a large swing down the

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