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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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Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Sep 01, 1999 1 comments

"The best drama in a photograph is when the depth of field is so thin that the subject pops right out of the background."

He gives you the straight goods right from the start: "If you're not...

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Drew Schwartz Posted: Jul 01, 2001 2 comments

Tiger Woods rarely gets boxed in, unless you're talking about setting up his Golf Digest January cover with the five most coveted trophies in golf.

Photographer Dom Furore built a...

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Peter Skinner Posted: Dec 01, 2008 16 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...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Apr 01, 1999 0 comments

Last year in Shutterbug, I offered 10 reasons why a topside photographer might want to dive into underwater photography. My reasons included: challenging yourself with one of the most rewarding photo specialties around; putting your photo skills to work...

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R. C. Parsons Posted: Jul 01, 2006 3 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...

Rick Sammon Posted: May 01, 2001 5 comments

Dozens of ballooning events are held around the country throughout the year. No doubt one is held not too far from your hometown. "Shutterbug" contributor Rick Sammon has been shooting balloon festivals for five years. His favorite is...

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John Rettie Posted: Jul 01, 2010 7 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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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.

Maria Piscopo Posted: Nov 01, 2009 13 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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Jay Abend Posted: Apr 01, 2003 1 comments

The Inside Scoop

This is the third and final in a series of articles devoted to a topic near and dear to every Shutterbug reader's heart--gear! We love gear, and particularly love to take a look into the bags, cases...

Bob Coates Posted: Nov 01, 2003 12 comments

Steve Simonsen learned photography the hard way. Let's see, there was a rangefinder camera, lack of lens choices, hyperfocal distance focusing, and flash ratios, not to mention backscatter of light. All of this had to be dealt with and there was no...

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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...

Rick Sammon Posted: Apr 01, 2001 1 comments

There has never been a more exciting time to take underwater pictures. That's because underwater cameras and camera systems have never been easier to use. Plus, new supersaturated films provide the most colorful photos ever! What's...

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