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Football by Blair Bunting

Capturing Tension and Motion in Commercial Sports Photography

Photographing football campaigns in one of the most aggressive and intense types of commercial photography there is. While some photoshoots will have a sushi chef for craft services, football sets have doughnuts, caffeine and loud music. Football is unlike any other sport to capture, and I absolutely love it.

Brad Bradley: The 100-Year-Old Sports Photographer

Brad Bradley photographed his first Cotton Bowl in 1948 with a Graflex Speed Graphic when he was just 26 years old. When he photographs the 87th edition of the annual college football game on January 2, 2023, he will be 100 years old, having turned a century in July 2022.

Photographing Tom Brady in His Final Super Bowl

Photographer Kevin C. Cox has covered 11 Super Bowls leading up to Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles. Tom Brady, the newly-retired quarterback who is widely considered the greatest ever, played in five of those eleven and won four of them. Cox has also been fortunate to cover Brady celebrating on the field with his wife and children after three Super Bowls.

AI Tracking Camera Mistakes Referee’s Bald Head for a Soccer Ball

AI cameras have come a long way when it comes to object recognition and tracking, but sometimes the "intelligence" can fail in humorous ways. At a recent professional soccer match in Scotland, the AI broadcast camera tasked with tracking the soccer ball kept getting distracted by the sideline referee's bald head.

Shooting College Football on 35mm Film

I'm sitting in the end zone and Tennessee's quarterback is ready to throw for a touchdown against Missouri. There are only three frames left on my roll of film and I think to myself, "That's more than enough."

Creating a Football Concussion Photo Illustration

I was commissioned recently to create a photo illustration for Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation’s Annual Report for a story on concussions in high school football players. This is a big issue not just for the NFL but also in youth sports.

Shooting a Magazine Cover with a Smartphone

I recently got a call from a client in Chile asking if I’d like to photograph Alexis Sanchez for the cover of COSAS magazine. Alexis is Chile’s most capped footballer was just transferred from Arsenal to Manchester United. He is also one of his country’s biggest celebrities. COSAS is Chile’s biggest selling lifestyle and celebrity magazine. Obviously, I said yes.

I Photographed an NFL Game from the Stadium Catwalk

This past Saturday, I was assigned by NFL.com to photograph the Divisional Playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

I Shot an Entire NFL Game with an iPhone 7

My name is Shawn Hubbard, and I'm the team photographer of the Baltimore Ravens football team in the NFL. I’ve always loved the challenge of shooting with a camera phone.

Here Are the First Real-World iPhone 7 Plus Photos: NFL and US Open

Announced last week, Apple's new iPhone 7 Plus claims to pack the world's most advanced smartphone camera -- a dual camera system that can zoom optically and simulate depth of field. Now the first real-world iPhone 7 Plus photos have emerged: they were shot this past weekend at an NFL Sunday Night game and at the US Open.