Sports Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 20, 2017  |  1 comments

There’s big wave riding and there’s BIG wave riding and for that, brave surfers go to Mavericks near Half Moon Bay, California. 

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Dec 19, 2017  |  0 comments

That’s Carlos Correa, Houston Astros shortstop, in February, 2016, on a secluded beach on the south coast of Puerto Rico, training for the upcoming season. He’d been named American League Rookie of the Year for 2015, but no achievement was going to make this driven professional let up in his efforts to stay ahead of the game.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 19, 2017  |  0 comments

While Shutterbug reader Justin Cale mainly focuses on wildlife photography, he’s recently started adding people in the mix in an effort to expand his photographic horizons. “

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Dec 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Of course sports photographer Eric Bakke can capture the peak action moments. He’s team photographer for the Denver Broncos, shoots X Games for ESPN, and contributes sports images to newspapers, magazines, and organizations. Here, though, we want to talk about his pursuit of a different kind of sports image, one that most often pictures a single athlete and aims for art over action.

Maria Piscopo  |  Nov 30, 2017  |  0 comments

A graduate from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a degree in commercial photography, Andy Batt is an accomplished photographer and photo educator. The Portland, Oregon-based Batt is well known for his sports photography and his expert ability to create beautifully lit, high-intensity action shots that capture moments of peak performance.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 14, 2017  |  0 comments

David Bergman is a top sports photographer, and in this two-minute tutorial he demonstrates how to convey motion in action photos by “panning” with your camera. The technique involves moving the camera at the same speed as your subject, with the goal of keeping the subject sharp while creating a blurred effect in the background. 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 31, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve had a few opportunities to shoot alongside top sports photographer Patrick Murphy-Racey, and on every occasion we gained a wealth of information about capturing action. By watching the 10-minute tutorial below you’ll learn a few of Murpey-Racey’s secrets for shooting spectacular sports images.

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  |  0 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.

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