Empire State Human wrote:I'll watch out for more action shots/players playing shots when I look through the snooker magazines. Obviously it should be possible to get better shots of Lawler, etc.
No, quite the reverse. At this stage of the video action shots are more awkward than standing up shots. At this point each player only gets one pic, so it has to, ideally, be the one that makes them most easily identifiable as their look when they were at the event. The act of crouching over a cue obscures them. The Steve Duggan one, for example, is very hard to distinguish from any other random snooker player. The profile pics are preferable, just as long as they're not photofits (a severe close-up of a face with no snooker garb visible).
The Lawler one is fab. It could only be improved by there being a cue in the shot as well, but that's fine as it is.
But many of those action shots were good at showing the person, so it's not a hard rule.
Edit: Any shot at all is, of course, still preferable to zero shots. The Duggan one, btw, is the one I've already got, but all the others have been added, apart from Murphy, who was extremely prevalent in all the 1992 montage clips & now I have confirmed it was him (those clips never say who's who), I can use a great shot of him from those.