Posts Tagged ‘football’

Interactive 3D Photos from NFC Championship Game Shot with the Lytro Illum

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When the Green Back Packers played the Seattle Seahawks this past weekend in the NFC Championship Game, Seattle-based photographer Mike Sternoff was there documenting the action from the sidelines with a Lytro Illum light field camera.
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Top European Soccer Teams Are Banning Selfie Sticks from Stadiums

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A couple of top European soccer clubs are taking a stand against selfie sticks by banning them entirely from their soccer stadiums. It’s not the idea of selfies that the teams take issue with, but rather the fact that the sticks could be used by fans as weapons against each other.
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Monopods No Longer Allowed at OU Football Games Because of Lens Crushing Incident

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Last weekend, Tulsa World photojournalist Mike Simons made headlines for all the wrong reasons when Oklahoma football player Sterling Shepard took a painful fall onto Simons’ Canon telephoto lens, snapping it in half.

The incident prompted criticism from OU coach Bob Stoop, a public apology from Simons, and now, a new set of rules for photographers covering football games handed down by the powers that be at OU. Read more…

This is What Happens When a Football Player Lands on a $10,499 Canon Lens

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One of the stranger stories that occurred in the world of photography this past weekend was when Oklahoma football player Sterling Shepard crash landed on a Canon telephoto lens, snapping it into two pieces.

Now that the dust is settled, the photographer has come forward with his account of the incident and an apology to the player.
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Video: Football Player Falls On and Snaps Canon Telephoto Lens in Half on the Sideline

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While diving for a catch at the back of end zone during today’s game against Kansas State, Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard landed on something not-so-soft, but oh-so-very-expensive on the sideline: what looks to be a Canon 1DX attached to either a 400mm f/2.8L or a 500mm f/4L.

Shepard, we’re happy to report, is okay. The lens… she’s gone. Read more…

Photographer Rushes Onto the Field and Gets in Ref’s Face During College Football Game

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After a ‘catastrophic’ missed call during the Alabama/Ole Miss college football game last night on CBS, one of the photographers at the game decided he wanted to get a shot nobody else would get… and so he rushed the field and quite literally got in the ref’s face to snap a portrait. Read more…

Manchester United Bans Fans From Using iPads, Tablets to Snap Photos During Games

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Manchester United, one of the most prestigious teams in the English Premier League, has officially banned fans from bringing iPads and other large tablet devices to Old Trafford, their 75,000 capacity stadium. While definitive evidence is scarce, it’s believed the reason is that too many fans are snapping up photos with their devices, obstructing the views of those around them.

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Photoshop Fail: News Outlet Tried to Make the Crowd Look More Pro-Madrid at ‘The Big House’

 

This weekend, two of soccer’s biggest teams brought their talents to ‘The Big House,’ in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to host what was the largest attendance record for a soccer game on US soil. It was Manchester United vs. Real Madrid and despite the efforts from both clubs, Manchester United came out on top, with a 3–1 victory.

But, despite a victory, an embarrassing photoshop fail from Spanish media outlet, Marca, has left Manchester United fans a bit upset. In an overhead photograph of the game, shared by Manchester United on Twitter, Marca decided it would attempt to diminish the crowd presence of Manchester United fans by desaturating the shirts of those in the stands of the Big House.

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Uruguay Footballer Accused of Biting Rival Player Claims Photoshop is Involved

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This has got to be one of the stranger Photoshop controversies we’ve ever run across. Usually, Photoshop in the mainstream news means that some model or celebrity has been poorly altered on a magazine cover, but this time around, it’s a football star going after Photoshop, saying it’s being used in a smear campaign against him. Read more…

Sports Photographer Receives Well-Wishes from Athletes World-Wide After Accident


On the tenth of April, The Times chief sports photographer Marc Aspland was in a terrible car accident. The crash, which occurred in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, left him with brain hemorrhaging, nerve damage and two broken collarbones.

It was these injuries that led to Aspland missing out on two of the world’s largest sporting events, Wimbledon and the World Cup. But after news of the photographer unable to make it to these events spread about, a number of athletes started to team up to send support his way. Using the hashtag #gwsmarc (get well soon, Marc), a number of well-known tennis, cricket and football athletes have teamed up to show their support. Read more…