An Inside Look at Photographing at the Olympic Games

What does it take to cover the Olympic Games as a sports photographer? Here's a 10-minute video titled "One Shot" that offers a behind-the-scenes look at

Here’s a 10-minute video titled “One Shot” that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Olympics from the photographers’ perspectives
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The 24 Best World Series Photographs of All Time

Legendary sports photographers reveal their favorite World Series memories

Ahead of this year’s historic matchup, pitting the Chicago Cubs (last win: 1908) and the Cleveland Indians (1948), TIME asked sports photographers who covered the World Series throughout the years to select the images that moved them most.
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How to Get More Out of Your Sports Photography

Great sports photography is not about recording moments that happen on the field of play, rather great sports photography is a medium that connects the viewer with the athlete and sport in an intimate way not possible in any other way. Most viewers of spo

To capture great sports photography you have to follow five basic rules that can apply to any form of photography but are especially important for sports photography. They are 1) Composition 2) Light 3) Background 4) Subject/Content 5) Practice.

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Competition and Camaraderie: A Look Inside the Michigan Football Team – The New York Times

During his long career, David Turnley has dodged gunfire, shaken hands with world leaders, witnessed the toppling of regimes and won a Pulitzer Prize. But what has given him perspective, he said, are memories from an indelible part of his college years: a 1973 stint as a walk-on — along with his twin, Peter — on the University of Michigan’s storied football team.

Bonneville Speed Week, 2016 – Jonesblog

What follows is a small sampling of the hundreds of racers that appeared out on the salt flats to see how fast their equipment can take them.  It is hard to express the scale of the racing out here without some form of arial photography, so I have focused on the desolation of racing out here.

Investigating What Makes a Sports Photo Excellent | American Photo

From its earliest days, still photography’s ability to freeze action has naturally complemented the fast-moving world of sports. “To play and to watch sports is to be in the moment. Still photographers are masters of moments,” says Gail Buckland, curator of the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present. Comprising more than 230 images throughout three large galleries, the herculean survey runs through January 8, 2017. It’s accompanied by a 344-page coffee-table book from Knopf.

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Rio 2016: Photos From Days 11 through 13

Over the two weeks of the games, I’ll be featuring some amazing images from recent Olympic events. Today’s entry encompasses gymnastics, BMX racing, water polo, beach volleyball, taekwondo, kayaking, women’s wrestling, and much more. Over the two weeks

Hundreds of photographers have gathered in Rio to follow the action in the Olympic arenas, swimming pools, racetracks, and more

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The Story of the Happiest Photo of Usain Bolt

“For someone to look around and have a good time, it’s mind-blowing.”

“I was carrying three remotes and my handheld camera,” Cameron Spencer tells TIME. “So when he was sprinting, I had four cameras firing,”

What is the Best Michael Phelps & Chad le Clos Photo? (Hint: There is No Decisive Moment) - PhotoShelter Blog

It may seem counterintuitive, but even a sports action photo can tell a story in a 1/1000th of a second, and the Rio Olympics men’s 200m butterfly final provided a perfect opportunity to analyze the role of not only the decisive moment, but decisive posit

In the much anticipated rematch of the men’s 200m butterfly at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Chad le Clos spent much of his time playing mind games staring down Michael Phelps both in and out of the pool. He spent the moments before their semifinal race shadow boxing in front of Phelps, who responded with a meme-worthy #PhelpsFace death stare. So the narrative entering the finals was whether le Clos had awoken the sleeping giant, and would pay for his indiscretion. How could a single photo encapsulate that?

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An Olympic Feat: Seeing Pictures Before They Happen

Drawing upon experience, instinct and visual virtuosity, Chang Lee elevates the art of sports photography to an Olympic-level event.

Being a top photographer at the Olympics takes meticulous planning, razor-sharp instincts, visual virtuosity and the ability to recognize drama – attributes that Chang Lee, a staff photographer for The New York Times, has in abundance. This week, he is in Rio de Janeiro covering his eighth Olympic Games. Despite that experience, he says he has found it more difficult to shoot each successive trip.

Olympic Sports Photography Panel - The Photo Brigade

The Photo Brigade presents a special Olympic sports photography panel featuring sports shooter veterans who have collectively shot dozens of Olympic Games over the years.

The Photo Brigade presents a special Olympic sports photography panel featuring sports shooter veterans who have collectively shot dozens of Olympic Games over the years. Gary Hershorn(Reuters/freelance), Julie Jacobson (Associated Press), Al Bello (Getty Sport), and Robert Deutsch (USA TODAY) talk with moderator Steve Fine (SI/NYT/Flipboard) about past experiences in covering previous games and what they think about the upcoming games Rio from a technology perspective, news perspective and sports perspective.

expired at the kentucky derby | Redlights and Redeyes

My goal, now – albeit pretty lofty – is to spend the next year trying to shoot every major sport’s biggest game with expired film. I’ve been buying lots of film off eBay, friends have been sending it to me (hint), and now I’ve accumulated rolls in varying speeds and ages (all the way back to the 60’s) to go after this thing. I don’t care if I make money off of it, for me this is a challenge, a way to recharge my thinking and to be honest just to have fun carrying around three clanky Nikon F series cameras around my neck.

12th CHIPP : Sports News Category – The Eye of Photography

In the category “Sports News” of the 12th edition of CHIPP (China International Press Photo Contest), four photographers were awarded. In the single image category, the first three prizes “Gold”, “Silver” and “Bronze” were awarded respectively to Sascha Fromm (Caught in the Nest), Daria Isaeva (Unlucky Champion) et David Ramos (Iron Man). One awardsof excellence were given to Matthias Schrader (Judging).

12th CHIPP : Sports News (Stories) – The Eye of Photography

In the category stories of « Sports News » of the 12th edition of CHIPP (China International Press Photo Contest), four photographers were awarded. In the single image category, the first three prizes “Gold”, “Silver” and “Bronze” were awarded respectively to Simon Moricz-Sabjan (Street extreme exercises), Kirill Kudryavtsev (Dark Snow) and Alexey Filippov (Opposition). One award of excellence were given to Li Ga (The 53rd Table Tennis World Championship).

The people and stories behind the most iconic pictures of Kobe Bryant

Sitting just feet from Kobe Bryant throughout his entire career, these renowned photographers have memories and perspective like no one else.

Sitting just feet from Kobe Bryant throughout his entire career, these renowned photographers have memories and perspective like no one else.

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Professional Women's Wrestling in Japan

Japanese women’s professional wrestling can be intense and brutal in the ring, while promoting fantasy elements to its mostly-male fan base.

Reuters photographer Thomas Peter spent time recently getting to know professional wrestler Kris Hernandez, who fights in Japan under the name Kris Wolf. She became the first foreigner to work her way up into the world of Japanese women's pro wrestling, as part of Tokyo promoter World Wonder Ring Stardom

The Faces of College Wrestlers

Young wrestlers can look simultaneously haggard and phenomenally fit, as the photographer Ben Lowy captures in his closeup portraits from the 2016 college championships.

This constant training causes young wrestlers to look haggard but phenomenally fit, a contradiction that the photographer Ben Lowy captures in his post-match portraits from the weekend’s events