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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 20, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s an antique photo technique that reveals the secrets of motion in images: chronophotography. Never heard of it? Well, you can learn more about this amazing technique in the below video from Light Club that explores “sequence photography,” which was invented in 1882 by Étienne-Jules Marey using a gun-like chronophotographic camera.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Apr 29, 2014  |  First Published: Mar 01, 2014  |  0 comments

“I got to Los Angeles four days before the ’84 Olympic games began, and at the gymnastics pavilion saw Glenn Sundby, the founder and publisher of International Gymnast magazine. I knew Glenn, and he’d been hired as venue chief for photographers. Not knowing he’d get that job, two years earlier he’d bought an arena ticket and had a front row center seat for the events. He gave me that ticket in return for use in his magazine of any photographs USA Gymnastics didn’t choose.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 02, 2016  |  1 comments

Photographer Simon Bruty first came to Zambia in southern Africa in 1993 on assignment for Sports Illustrated. The story, unfortunately, was a sad one.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 15, 2016  |  0 comments

Australian photographer Cameron Spencer may have captured the most iconic image of the Rio Olympics yesterday.

Lynne Eodice  |  Sep 01, 2003  |  0 comments

All photos by Walter Iooss

 

I've been fortunate," Walter Iooss Jr. concedes. "It's been a good life--I'm not going to complain about it." As a photographer for Sports Illustrated for over 40 years, Iooss professes that he'll continue to work for this magazine "till the end." Since the early 1960s, he's shot...

Dan Havlik  |  May 03, 2018  |  0 comments

One the most fun things I’ve ever done was to photograph the 24 Hours of Le Mans car race in France. Of course, I was shooting it as an amateur with very limited access to the track, the cars, and the pits. And I did go back to the hotel to catch a little sleep at one point. (But it was still fun nonetheless and I got some great shots.)

Dan Havlik  |  Feb 25, 2016  |  0 comments

There’s not much we can say about this video other than the fact that photographers should really know when to say when.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Croatian national team players were understandably excited after forward Mario Mandžukić scored the deciding goal in extra time at the World Cup yesterday, and some photographers got more caught up in the celebration than they expected.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 10, 2016  |  0 comments

We’ve seen some pretty incredible images come out of the Rio Olympics so far, but those shot by Getty photographer Al Bello are quite different than most: As you can see in the video below, Bello is employing Getty’s underwater robots to capture some awesome images during diving, swimming and other aquatic events.

Maria Piscopo  |  Nov 27, 2015  |  0 comments

Professional sports photography for the editorial market is an endangered species. Unfortunately, a lot of it has to do with editorial clients turning away from the professional photographer to sports enthusiasts who are willing to trade their photos for season tickets.

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  |  Sep 15, 2016  |  0 comments

Some folks say motherhood is the toughest job there is. But if you throw in the added responsibilities of a sideline photographer, well, then you have something even more challenging.

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