In the Temples of Indiana High School Basketball

Basketball is nearly sacred in Indiana, where two photographers set out to document scores of gyms during events like basketball games and graduations.

“Indiana is known as a place where basketball is sort of like the sport,” said Michael E. Keating, a photographer. “It’s kind of like the religion. If basketball’s a religion, then the gymnasiums — they’re the places where people worship. They’re the churches, the temples.”

Why Walter Iooss' Streak of 50 Super Bowls Could End - PhotoShelter Blog

Legendary sports photographer Walter Iooss is one of three people to have photographed every Super Bowl along with John Biever and Mickey Palmer. This Sunday, he will photograph his 50th Super Bowl, but the streak might be in jeopardy due to the on-going

Iooss is reportedly one of the many Sports Illustrated photographers who have refused to sign the new contract, but because he was previously assigned to photograph Super Bowl 50, he falls under the “legacy contract.” As it stands, no new assignments are being handed out to photographers until they sign the contract.

New! The Guide to Action & Adventure Sports Photography - PhotoShelter Blog

We’ve partnered with Red Bull Illume to release The Guide to Action & Adventure Sports Photography. Inside, hear from photographers who have won the most exclusive action and adventure sports photography contest – Red Bull Illume – and learn what you can

Inside, hear from photographers who have won the most exclusive action and adventure sports photography contest – Red Bull Illume – and learn what you can do to impress the 2016 judges.

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This Photographer Has Covered All 49 Super Bowls

...and he's getting ready to shoot his 50th!

“Damn right, I miss the Learjet,” says Walter Iooss Jr., the legendary Sports Illustrated photographer who will be shooting his 50th straight Super Bowl on February 7. Back at Super Bowl I, which was played on January 15, 1967 in Los Angeles, the magazine chartered two airplanes to shuttle film back to New York in time for the magazine’s close

Incredible Sports Photos From Around the World

When he was a teenager, Bob Martin thought he would pursue a career as a veterinarian. It was a short-lived dream.

When he was a teenager, Bob Martin thought he would pursue a career as a veterinarian. It was a short-lived dream.

The Sports Bubble Is About to Pop – The Daily Beast

The resulting fearsome sports arms race now is estimated by longtime cable TV and sports industry executive Leo Hindery to cost each cable household $35 to $40 per month. And, again, that’s whether those households watch sports or not.

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the hall pass | jaguars v. texans | Redlights and Redeyes

I roamed the stadium playing with shutter speed, lenses, and such to see what I could grab for stock, but moreover just visual practice finding details and making photos that I enjoy and that wouldn’t normally be made. I was half successful, but in the end, this edit is a little more interesting than what game action would have been I’m sure.

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How Remote Cameras Are Used to Shoot Los Angeles Angels Baseball

Sports Shooter Academy recently released this 3-minute behind-the-scenes video in which Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim director of photography Matt Brown

Sports Shooter Academy recently released this 3-minute behind-the-scenes video in which Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim director of photography Matt Brown talks about how he uses remote camera setups to cover baseball games.

Gene Lower's Chess Match: Cardinals Photographer Talks Shooting, Technology and Tips - PhotoShelter Blog

The NFL’s regular season kicked off last week, and on Sunday, when the Cardinals took on the Saints at home in Phoenix, another game kicked off on the sidelines. The game Cardinals chief photographer Gene Lower plays against himself. “Football to me is th

The NFL’s regular season kicked off last week, and on Sunday, when the Cardinals took on the Saints at home in Phoenix, another game kicked off on the sidelines. The game Cardinals chief photographer Gene Lower plays against himself. “Football to me is the biggest chess match of any sport there is to photograph,” says Gene

Shooting the Stanley Cup Finals with Photojournalist Dirk Shadd

Here's a 2-minute behind-the-scenes video by Monica Herndon that shows how photojournalist Dirk Shadd of the Tampa Bay Times photographs the Tampa Bay

Here’s a 2-minute behind-the-scenes video by Monica Herndon that shows how photojournalist Dirk Shadd of the Tampa Bay Times photographs the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team of the NHL.

Tour de France Along the Road | AP Images Blog

On the passenger seat of a press motorbike, Cipriani started shooting fans in 2013, when Tour organizers celebrated the 100th edition of the race. His purpose was to draw a “portrait of France” through fans from all origins who have contributed to make the Tour not only one of the biggest sporting competitions, but also a cultural event.

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English Club Shuts Out Journalists With New Kind of Defense

In a move that reflects a shifting media landscape, Swindon Town F.C. has largely barred reporters from interviewing players and coaches, and it plans to provide its own content.

Lee Power, the Swindon owner, who put the policy in place, acknowledged the irony of giving an interview to explain the decision but defended the policy because, he said, “at the end of the day, the local paper needs the football club more than the football club needs the local paper.”

Bowling Alleys Are American Pockets of Purgatory

It's a sport/game/leisure activity so simple that I always feel vaguely self-conscious actually explaining it out loud: "Well, you, um, try to knock down pins with a ball."

It's a "pastime" in the truest sense of the word in that only a species with so much time to pass could have devised and named it. It's a sport/game/leisure activity so simple that I always feel vaguely self-conscious actually explaining it out loud: "Well, you, um, try to knock down pins with a ball." And as a subject, it is probably undeserving of hard contemplative thought or, more germane to what you're looking at right now, an exploration of its universe via words and photographs.

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The Greedy Photographer

Gluttonous, fun, weird. Welcome to Sol Neelman’s world

Gorging on fun in photography is good for business and good for the soul

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Randy Johnson’s Viewfinder Points to the Hall, and Beyond

Johnson, who will enter the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, has spent his retirement photographing subjects in locales like Botswana and Guantánamo Bay.

He was the last pitcher to earn 300 victories. His five Cy Young Awards are second only to Roger Clemens, who remains outside Cooperstown. Now he applies the same focus, while putting far less pressure on himself, as a photographer

Faces of Victory - Photographs by Mônica Imbuzeiro | LensCulture

Taken the moment amateur athletes cross the finish line of the marathon in Rio de Janeiro — these photos evoke the elation, thrill and exhaustion of pushing oneself to accomplish an extremely challenging goal

Elation, exhaustion, the thrill of victory and extreme personal accomplishment. These are candid portraits of amateur athletes at the moment they cross the finish line of the marathon in Rio de Janeiro — pushing through the pain to achieve their personal best. Bravo!

Grayson West Photography

Tour de France Stage 5, 189.5km Arras Communauté Urbaine to Amiens Métropole, France. Le Tour’s travel through the Hell of the North was wet, windy and wild. Several crashes plagued the peloton, with...

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015 received thousands of entries from photographers all over the world. This video shows the portfolios of the award winners and finalists

Paolo Pellizzari’s Panoramic View of the World of Sports | American Photo

“This isn’t conventional sports photography,” explained Pellizzari in an interview conducted via email. Rather than focusing on the athlete(s), this Italian-born Belgium resident has “opted for a wider view like a stage play. It allows each aspect [of a sporting event] to be examined: the competitors as well as the spectators.” To capture this wider view, the photographer uses the German-made Noblex swing-lens panoramic camera and Fujifilm Fujicolor Pro 400H film in the 120 medium format.