Posts Tagged ‘sports’

Shooting Freestyle Skiers in the Mountains of Austria with Photographer Christoph Oberschneider

Want to see what it’s like to photograph skiers in the backcountry? Sports photographer Christoph Oberschneider recently did a 3-day ski shoot with good friends in the mountains of Austria. He brought along a GoPro to capture what the adventure looked like from his point of view, creating the 2.5-minute video seen above.
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Behind the Scenes with San Francisco Giants Team Photographer Andy Kuno

The MLB created this interesting behind-the-scenes look at the work of photographer Andy Kuno, a member of the San Francisco Giants’ photo department. Kuno has a family history of photography for the Giants: his parents ran a photo lab in SF that regularly processed the Giants’ photos back in the days of film and that opened the door to a career for Kuno. After originally not wanting to have a career in photography like his parents did, Kuno has been a staff photographer for the team since 1996.

(via MLB via Reddit)

First Person View: Covering a Nebraska Cornhuskers Basketball Game

Photographer Nate Olsen is the Assistant Athletic Photographer for the University of Nebraska’s athletics department, so he covers all of the school’s sporting events. He recently decided to strap a GoPro HERO4 to his head to show what it’s like to cover a Cornhuskers basketball game through his eyes and lens. The video above is what resulted.
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Keepers of the Streak: A Film About the 4 Guys Who Have Photographed Every Super Bowl

Countless photographs have been captured by numerous photographers over the course of Super Bowl history, but only four photographers have covered all 48 Big Games since Super Bowl I in 1967: John Biever, Walter Iooss, Mickey Palmer and Tony Tomsic.

“Keepers of the Streak” is a new documentary film by sports photographer Neil Leifer that chronicles the journey of those four men. Above is the official trailer for the movie.
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Selfies in Soccer: Players Are Snapping Self-Portraits as Part of Goal Celebrations

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Major soccer teams over in Europe may be banning selfie sticks from the stadiums, but selfies appear to be alive and well on the field. After “selfie” was named word of the year in 2013, players have been incorporating actual picture-taking into their goal celebrations.
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Hardcore Athlete Portraits of Weightlifting Grandmas and Basketball Playing Grandpas

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Advertising imagery for everything from basketball shoes to weightlifting attire usually features muscled athletes performing some amazing (if occasionally Photoshop-enhanced) feat. Photographer Dean Bradshaw decided to turn that idea on its head with his series Golden Years. Read more…

Warning: Fly Your Camera Drone Near a Big Sports Stadium, Go to Jail

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Earlier this year, we shared an interactive map showing where you aren’t allowed to fly camera drones. The list is generally pretty simple: national parks, military bases, and 5 miles around major airports.

Here’s another item to add to that list: major sport stadiums.
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Court Rules Against Photog Who Patented the Online Distribution of Sports Photos

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Back in August 2014, we reported on the legal battle between photographer Peter Wolf and a company called Capstone. Wolf had received three patents on a method of distributing sports photos online. The problem was, the patents described common workflows that countless photographers use around the world.

The latest development today will have those photographers resting a bit easier: the courts have ruled that the patents are invalid because they aren’t inventive enough and because they simply describe convention steps that many people use.
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What if Sports Cameramen Were Allowed to Get as Close to the Action as They Wanted?

What if sports cameramen were allowed to get onto the pitch with athletes during games? What if super-telephoto lenses and remote camera weren’t around to help deliver up-close views of the action? The video above offers an look at what being a cameraman in that alternate universe might look like.

Basically, it’d look something like covering a war zone.
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Rumor: More Nikon D750 Specs Leaked

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We’ve known for a few weeks that a Nikon full frame camera is in the works. In our previous coverage we’ve shared some of the initial specs and a reported confirmation of the name, but today we have a few more thanks to a screenshot acquired by Nikon Rumors. Read more…