Posts Tagged ‘sportsphotography’

This Sports Photographer Missed an Incredible Catch and Got Fired… Except He Didn’t… and He Didn’t

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“I got fired on Twitter last night.” That’s how NJ.com photographer Andrew Mills starts his side of a story that went viral on social media two days ago. Thanks to a photo that seems to show Mills missing what might have been one of the greatest photos of his career, social media tagged him with the tongue in cheek caption “this guy used to be a sports photographer.”

Except that he did get the shot, or at least a shot… and the shot he got is a testament to how good of a sports photographer he really is. 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…

Report: Nikon’s All-New Full Frame Shooter Will be Marketed as an ‘Action’ Camera

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Nikon Rumors is reporting that the mystery full-frame camera Nikon is said to announce at Photokina next month, the one that some speculated would be a ‘true’ replacement for the D700, will actually be marketed as an “action” camera.

But don’t take that to mean that this will be some sort of full-frame GoPro. It’s not going to be an action camera in that sense. NR believes it will instead be a Nikon FF DSLR marketed specifically to action sports shooters. Read more…

How a Single Photograph Thwarted One of the Most Heinous Cheats in Soccer History

Photo of Brazil's Placar Magazine spread about the incident.

Photo of Brazil’s Placar Magazine spread about the incident.

Photography and sports are easy bedfellows. As wonderful as it is to watch a goal unfold before your eyes on television, it’s just as powerful to see a tack-sharp photograph of the look of dismay on the goalie’s face as the ball soars past his or her outstretched arm.

But sports photography isn’t just for capturing dramatic moments; sometimes it can affect the course of sports history, as was the case in 1989, after one of the most controversial games in the history of football. Read more…

A Look Back at 2 of the Most Iconic Photos in Soccer History

With the World Cup in full swing, CNN Digital’s director of photographer, Simon Barnett, has his hands full. Each day of the cup, his job is to look through somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 images and decide which make the cut.

In this short video above, he explains what separates the amazing images from the great-but-not-good-enough crowd, and takes us through what it is that made two iconic soccer photographs so iconic. Read more…

Polaroids, Holgas & Medium Format: Matt Georges’ Different Approach to the Slopes

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While most of the outdoor winter sports photography you see is as clean and crisp as the snow itself, photographer Matt Georges goes for a more moody feeling while out on the slopes. His work with the Polaroid, Holga, and medium format film creates a unique look at the life of the thrill seekers out there.

Although not a formally trained photographer, Matt has been in the photo world most of his adult life, photo-editing for ski magazines, and working his way up to senior in-house photographer. Read on to hear about his technique using these films, his background, and more. Read more…

Video: How ‘Through the Glass’ Backboard Cameras are Set Up at the NCAA Final Four

Many spectacular sports photos are captured by cameras that are being triggered from a ways away, as this allows for angles that would otherwise be dangerous — for both the photographer and the athletes — or outright impossible to capture. But have you ever wondered how these remote cameras are set up?

Well, if you have (or even if you haven’t and are now intrigued) then professional sports photographer Brett Wilhelm has some answers for you in the form of a BTS/tutorial video that was shot on-location at the 2014 NCAA Final Four. Read more…

Behold the 120lb High Speed Action/Sports Camera Known as ‘Big Bertha’

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So, you think carrying around your pro-series body and 300mm f/2.8 all day at a sporting event sucks? Well, don’t go complaining to the sports photographers of yesteryear or they might pull out a photo of them using the beast known as ‘Big Bertha.’ Read more…

Reuters Global Sports Photo Editor Leaves After Almost 30 Years, Position Eliminated

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Reuters global sports picture editor Gary Hershorn announced yesterday that his position at the agency had been eliminated, and so, starting April 1st, he will no longer be working for the company. Read more…

Interview with Action Sports Photographer Gabe L’Heureux

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Gabe L’Heureux isn’t just one of the busiest men in the business, take one look through his work and you’ll quickly realize he’s one of the best. His photos expertly showcase stunning forces of nature and athletes brave enough to endure them. Yet, despite the rugged qualities of his subject matter, his work tends to have an ethereal quality to it, lending a particular brand of beauty to the harsh environments he captures.

It’s this rare ability to capture the balance of violence and elegance that has earned Gabe jobs with the likes of Oakley, Target, ESPN and Red Bull, just to name a few. And this is all on top of his normal gig as senior photographer/team manager for Burton Snowboards.

We were recently lucky enough to catch up with Gabe during a brief break between trips to see how his year has started off. Read more…