I have been inspired by these photos to do a study on candid portrait photography .
I like how the eyes have framed between the mask of the ball players. Each giving a differant expression, and light.
I burned the surround of the face to draw the eye to the players eyes.
These particular close ups I like because of the "bird cage" attached to the helmet.
The bird cage is kind of like a natural frame for the eyes, and the brim of the helmet is a natural cutter.
Candids of kids can be a great way to produce a story.
The close up shot makes for a more intimate way of showing the emotion that is on a players face.