Frequently Asked Questions
Will you be shooting every game at my child’s tournament?
While we can’t shoot every game because of manpower issues, everyeffort is made to make sure every team participating in the tournament is photographed at least once. For this reason, we do not take requests to shoot certain games, but rather, we obtain a master schedule from tournament organizers and create our own shooting schedule to make sure as many different teams are photographed as possible.
Can we request that you specifically photograph my child?
Absolutely. Stop by our tent and find out when we will be shooting your team, and let us know what number and color uniform to look for. Also, feel free to tap the photographer on the shoulder while he’s on your field. He’s hard to miss- he’s the one with the big camera.
I looked at your website and didn’t see any shots of my child. Don’t you shoot every one?
Unfortunately, sports photography isn’t exact, and we do sometimes miss athletes for various reasons. Sometimes the play just wasn’t near them, or sometimes we’ve tried to shoot them and someone else was blocking them, or sometimes they weren’t in the game while we were covering it. Tournaments are hectic events with a lot of teams to cover. Contact us about coming to your next league game, where we can spend more time and effort concentrating on just your team, and make sure we shoot everyone who plays.
What is cropping? Do you crop the photos when I order?
Cropping occurs when part of the picture is omitted in printing to focus or zoom in on a player. All photos are cropped to a degree when we print them to better focus on the subject. If you have specific cropping requirements, please use the comments box at the end of the ordering process to include the number or a decsription of the player you would like us to zoom in on, or elements of the photo you’d like to make sure we include- i.e. “Please make sure you do not crop out the coach standing in the background on the right” or “My daughter is #3 in blue; please crop the image best highlight her.”
I’d like you to come and shoot my son’s league soccer game- how much do you charge?
For commissioned shoots of one child or a group of children by a parent or coach, there is a charge of $250. You will receive a CD with all images from the shoot. Each game has the potential to produce hundreds of images, so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. You may also order any of our products for an additional charge.
Do you also do posed shots and team shots?
YES! At LiSPN.com, we are a full service sports photography studio. We do team shots, posed individual shots, and action. Our photographers have done it all, from youth soccer and little league baseball, to college sports, to the pros. Their experience makes them the best on Long Island in youth sports photography.