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Ron Leach Posted: Jun 15, 2016 0 comments

In our second “don’t-try-this-at home” post of the day, here’s an amazing GoPro video of supermodel/skydiver Roberta Mancino as she flies over active volcano Villarrica in Chile. She began her jump at 15,000 feet, before gliding to safety in a parachute.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Apr 29, 2016 0 comments

BMX rider Daniel Coriz comes in at speed from the right side, launches himself up 10 feet, touches both tires, pulls the handlebars to pop a wheelie off the wall, then turns the bike for a clean exit. He lands a foot in front of adventure sports photographer Michael Clark, who’s been hand-holding his camera, tracking and firing to capture every turn and twist of the trick.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Feb 02, 2016 0 comments

We were going over the photos for this story when photographer Lucas Gilman said something I didn’t entirely agree with. He was talking about making an image in which a bird came into the frame just as a surfer was making his move on a wave. “Cameras are so good now, anybody can take the exact same pictures I can,” he said, “so what I do is look for and take advantage of subtleties that others overlook. That way I separate myself from everyone else who can buy a new camera and make great pictures.”

Staff Posted: Dec 04, 2015 0 comments

Shooting sports and action can really put your gear and your timing to the test. But there’s more to a great action shot than simply capturing the moment and making sure it’s in focus. Shutterbug readers showed their fast action shooting skills this month with winning photos that captured a variety of sports, from bike racing to baseball and surfing to rodeo. For this assignment, we wanted to see sports and action images that had great composition, effective use of backgrounds and scenery, and powerful human emotion. Shutterbug’s sports shooters delivered.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Nov 27, 2015 0 comments
Here’s the one thing you can count on in sports photography: the pictures won’t be there waiting for you. Images of key moments, athletes’ efforts, and fans’ reactions—you’re going to have to be at the top of your game to get them.
Cynthia Boylan Posted: Apr 13, 2015 0 comments

Olympus announced its latest waterproof, crushproof, shockproof, freezeproof compact digital camera this morning: the 16-megapixel Stylus Tough TG-4.

Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 05, 2014 0 comments

TThe V.360° camera from VSN Mobil captures 360 degrees of video (or still images) with a 4K/16-megapixel imager in full 1080p HD. Designed to follow you where ever you go—from the ski slope to snorkeling, meetings and events or even a safari—the V.360° captures the experience from all angles at once.

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John Rettie Posted: Jul 01, 2010 2 comments

I woke up startled—I was about to cross the border into North Korea. I was cramped; it felt like I was stuffed in economy class on a bad airline. It was so bad I could hear the rain pounding away outside. It was pitch black. Worse yet, I did not have my passport with me. What was going to happen to me? As I came to, I realized I was not dreaming anymore.

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Maria Piscopo Posted: Nov 01, 2009 4 comments

Whether you are starting out, adding income to your business, or changing marketing direction, sports photography provides opportunities for creating and selling exciting and interesting images. The subjects vary between products, portraits, and lifestyle. Though Sports Illustrated magazine most often springs to mind, the clients can range from editorial to advertising and everything in between.

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Peter Skinner Posted: Dec 01, 2008 13 comments

This is an excerpt from the book “Sports Photography: How to Capture Action and Emotion” by Peter Skinner.

Virtually every day we see great sports action photographs in newspapers and magazines. As the term implies, the photographers who made these images have truly “captured the action.” Because we see them so often, it can be easy to...

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Sep 01, 2007 1 comments

Years ago, before I became a free-lancer, I worked at a publishing company that every summer held a couple of employee baseball games, and for each game I was asked the same question: "You gonna play or shoot?"

Tough decision. I loved to play baseball. Though my passion exceeded my skills, I was a reliable singles hitter and played an adequate first base.

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Jay McCabe Posted: Jul 01, 2006 1 comments

"As they go through their routines, I see the shot. I want to see the moment so I'll know it's coming."

You'd think it would be Rule Number One: when the stock shot is a sports image, you get players, not models. Always shoot the folks who know how to play the game. But you'd be surprised how many times we've talked to sports...

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R. C. Parsons Posted: Jul 01, 2006 1 comments

The stunning Formula 1 cover shots that grace international racing magazines are certainly spectacular. Looking at them you might feel that given the same access to the best "photo op spots" that you could do just as well. I share your feelings, and probably like you don't have the coveted press credentials for those "sweet spots." But it hasn't...

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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Nov 01, 2005 0 comments

The first Dallas Cowboys Ron St. Angelo photographed were the Dallas Cowboys' cheerleaders. It was a good start. Studio shots of the cheerleaders led to photographing the players, then the games. Today his business card reads, "Official photographer of the Dallas Cowboys." Ron's been with the team from the late 1970s, from Landry and Staubach, through...

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Jay Abend Posted: Jan 01, 2004 2 comments

With the NFL 2003-2004 season in full swing, you'll find most American men firmly planted on the sofa in front of their big TV set every Sunday. While television coverage of pro football gets better and better, especially with the advent of network...

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