Moms everywhere love pictures of their kids playing sports. For the players, the pictures bring back memories that can be embarrassing. Generic background and poses make the pictures look dull and uninteresting. Having the pictures taken with a unique backdrop of baseball poses will make the pictures seem more life-like and action-oriented. You don't have to be a professional photographer to create unique pictures; just a little creativity.
Don't take the pictures when the sun is high in the sky. Very little light will appear on the players' faces if they are wearing hats. Take the pictures when the sunlight is at a lower angle to help provide a better looking picture.
Choosing the right background is a key decision when taking a baseball picture. Choose a background that's baseball-oriented. A nature background like the woods or river would look awkward. Having the player stand in the outfield grass with the scoreboard in the background will provide a look that isn't too busy but also provides a baseball theme.
Have the baseball player perform an action while taking the photo. If you choose the outfield as your background, have the player catch a fly ball while you're taking the photo. The same can be used for fielding a ground ball in the infield or swinging the bat in the batter's box. Have players who are pitchers pretend to be throwing the ball as the picture is taken at the home plate from a catcher's point of view.
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