Sports Photography How To

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Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Action, colorful uniforms, human drama and predictable photo opps—baseball and photography go together like hot dogs and beer. 

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jul 24, 2017  |  1 comments

Not long ago, pro sports photographer Brad Mangin wrote a story for the PetaPixel website that was titled, I Earned More From Photo Gigs in 2016 With My iPhone Than My DSLRs!

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Josh Katz is a young photographer with great skills and an ability to teach them to others. In this tutorial he provides eight steps for adding impact to action photos with a simple camera panning technique.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Fujifilm reimagined the medium format photography game last fall at Photokina with the introduction of their 51-megapixel GFX 50S compact, mirrorless camera and three unique lenses to take advantage of everything this camera can do. In the video below you’ll see what extreme sports photographer Daniel Tengs was able to accomplish with the eminently mobile, large-sensor GFX 50S.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Everyone loves B&W photography and most shooters appreciate great sports and architectural imagery too. But how often have you seen images like these that combine the best of all three genres?

Ron Leach  |  Jan 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Chris Burkard is an adventure photographer who travels the world looking for epic images of our untamed planet. He recently garnered a lot of attention for the once-in-a-lifetime shot above of a surfer in Iceland lit by the Northern Lights, and the video below gives you the backstory.

Staff  |  Dec 30, 2016  |  0 comments

Photographer Jaanus Ree visualized this image in his head before he shot it but the idea to use a cat was a last-minute decision borne out of necessity. “After seeing a portrait in a bookstore where I was able to see the photographer’s silhouette against the reflection of an eye, I got the idea to make something similar,” Ree notes.

Joe Farace  |  Dec 16, 2016  |  0 comments

Sports photography shares much in common with capturing images of wildlife: You’ve got an active scene captured at a distance requiring specialized equipment and knowledge of the subject’s activities while anticipating what they are going to do next…or not. Sure, you’ll need fast, long focal length lenses but you will also need camera supports and other gear that along with specialized knowledge separates the virtuosos, like Regis Lefebure (regislefebure.com), from the wannabes. Here’s a look at some of our favorite tools of the sports trade.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Dec 06, 2016  |  0 comments

Most of the photographers were set up at the front of the pool for the 100-meter butterfly final, but Jeff Cable decided to try for a different view of Michael Phelps in that event. You wouldn’t know it from the photo, but he was actually 20 rows up in the seats on the opposite side of the starting block.

Staff  |  Nov 29, 2016  |  0 comments

Today’s camera gear is faster than ever and much of it is tailor-made for capturing any sort of motion or movement. So then why do so many photographers struggle to shoot compelling images of action? Part of it has to do with timing and part of it has to do with composition. Your camera and lens can only do so much and there’s more to a great action shot than simply capturing the moment and making sure it’s in focus. For this assignment, we were looking for images of anything from basketball to dance to wildlife, just as long as there was some kind of action in the scene. For the winning images, we were looking for great composition, effective use of backgrounds and scenery, and powerful emotion: human, animal, or otherwise. Here are our six favorites.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Nov 25, 2016  |  0 comments

Gabe Rogel gets a kick out of viewers’ reactions to his photographs. “It’s fun,” he says, “to watch people look at the pictures and realize, Oh, you had to be there, too!”

Jack Neubart  |  Nov 22, 2016  |  0 comments

Tyler Stableford had always been passionate about storytelling, dating back to his college days. It began with the written word but soon metamorphosed into still photography. Before long, Stableford was working as an editor on two outdoor adventure publications, first Climbing Magazine, followed by Rock and Ice Magazine, where he was also able to pursue photography combined with his passion for adventure sports, which had had a hold on him since his teen years.

Staff  |  Nov 22, 2016  |  0 comments

Shutterbug was co-sponsor of the Mountain Click Photo Comp at the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado, this past summer and we’re excited to spotlight the work of two of the winners in Full Frame this month. Steve Gandy won the Mountain Click (Anything Goes) competition, which required photographers to enter three images shot during the Mountain Games using any camera.

Maria Piscopo  |  Nov 15, 2016  |  0 comments

This month we talk with seven photographers pursuing their passion for action, adventure, and sports and find out how they are getting the work: Aaron Belford, Tegan Keller (Tegan K. Studios LLC), Chayce Lanphear, Joe Morahan (Morahan Visuals, LLC), Elli Morris, Jayms Ramirez, and Robert Snow.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 04, 2016  |  0 comments

Baseball fans everywhere were pretty excited Wednesday night when the Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series after an agonizing 108-year wait. While the Cubbies came through in dramatic fashion, the performance of Chicago’s two newspapers covering the event was a mixed bag—at least when it came to photography.

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