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Canon Rebuffs Rumors That Its R3 Sensor is Made by Sony

Since Canon's initial development announcement for the EOS R3, rumors have swirled that the company -- despite its statement otherwise -- was not the manufacturer of the backside illuminated sensor at its core. A report published on June 17 stated factually that the R3 sensor is made by Sony, and Canon has responded.

My Painful Tale of Getting Too Close to Action as a Photographer

On June 12th, I packed my new Fujifilm X-S10 with the standard zoom Canon 24–70 f/2.8L and my favorite reportage setup (a Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon 70–200mm f/2.8L telephoto lens) and drove to the Pirate Cove base on Lake Kruchok in Kyiv, Ukraine, to shoot some nice pictures at the all-Ukrainian wakeboard competition.

Action Packed: Photographing Mountain Bikers with the EOS R5

For most photographers, it’s been an interesting past year and my experience is no exception. My regular work shooting for commercial clients and agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area was upended by the Coronavirus pandemic, and keeping busy has meant constantly shifting gears to keep the calendar full.

Trials of the Amateur Sports Photographer

Let me begin by saying I am in no way a professional sports photographer. I am simply a high school math teacher who loves three things: teaching, mathematics, and photography. As a serious photographer in my school, it often fell upon me to document sporting events for the benefit of the school and the students themselves.

What It’s Like Photographing an NHL Game During COVID

Photographer Paul Rutherford specializes in photographing sports and has shared his experiences both with the MLB and NFL during the age of COVID. His latest video goes over his experiences with the NHL, where he details what he looks for and how he approaches the shoot.

Shooting an NFL Game in an Empty Stadium During COVID

Photographer Paul Rutherford is back with another behind the scenes look at what it's like shooting professional sports during the pandemic. Previously he took us to a spectator-free MLB game at Fenway Park; today he's showing us what it's like working an NFL game in an empty Gillette Stadium.

How I Work Out of My Car as a Sports Photographer

My name is Howard Lao, and I'm a freelance sports photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Over the past five years, I’ve covered dozens of track meets. From the 2016 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, and the World Track Championships in London and Portland, to meets between the University of Washington and Washington State, I’ve filed and edited photos in a media workroom, surrounded by my fellow photographers.

This is What It’s Like Shooting NHL Games Inside a COVID ‘Bubble’

The National Hockey League (NHL) recently released a behind the scenes video that shows you what it's like being an official NHL photographer inside one of the league's COVID "bubbles." These photographers shoot as many as three games per day, and keep a grueling schedule of shooting, editing, sending off images, and then shooting some more.

Shooting Major League Baseball in an Empty Stadium During the Pandemic

Professional sports leagues such as the NBA and MLB have returned to action without fans in attendance due to COVID-19 pandemic safety measures, and there are still sports photographers on hand to document the games. Boston-based photographer Paul Rutherford made this 4-minute video showing what it's like to shoot a pro baseball game in an empty stadium.

AP Photographers Will Only Shoot Sony From Now On

The Associated Press, one of the world's largest and most respected news agencies, has just announced an exclusive partnership with Sony Imaging. From this point on, Sony will become the exclusive camera supplier for AP news photographers around the world.

I Got to Test the New Canon EOS R5 for a Full Week Ahead of Release

I am a Canon Ambassador and I had the chance to test the new Canon EOS R5 (pre-production model) that we have all been anticipating for such a long time. This is not a review of the camera, but I wanted to share some of the most important settings and show you some real-life samples I was able to shoot that week.

Getty Partners with Video Game Gran Turismo to License Screenshots

Getty Images has announced an... interesting partnership with the creators of the video game Gran Turismo. In light of the pandemic and the rise of eSports, the photo agency will begin using "world-class motorsports photographers" to capture "stunning in-game photography" from the FIA's Gran Turismo Championships. In other words: Getty is now licensing video game screenshots.

BTS: Boston Red Sox Photographer Shoots Player Portraits Over FaceTime

Billie Weiss is the Senior Manager of Photography for the Boston Red Sox, and this is the time of year when he'd usually be shooting some creative portraits of the players for the marketing department. Can you really shoot creative team portraits from home... over FaceTime? Weiss decided to give it a shot.

Shooting Hockey Player Portraits from Below, Through Plexiglass

Ever since joining the San Jose Sharks two years ago, I’ve looked for different ways to photograph hockey and showcase our athletes. There was one specific photo that I had been thinking about for a while. The concept would be to create a photo from below the ice, as if looking up at a Sharks player inside SAP Center.

Life Before GoPro: Shooting BMX Tricks with a Helmet-Mounted DSLR

French action sports photographer Hadrien Picard recently got in touch to share an old project he thought we might enjoy. We'll call it: life before there was GoPro—and it's the story of how Picard shot some unique (back then) BMX trick photos using a helmet-mounted DSLR.

Pro Sports Photographers: A Message from Your Friendly Broadcast Camera Operator

A few months ago, I was hired as an on-court, fixed broadcast camera operator for an Association of Tennis Professionals event as an independent contractor. While we were not broadcast live on a network, we were broadcasting throughout the stadium and event village as well as being taped for the network.