Sports photography can happen on many levels. From professional sports to college and high school sports to a pick up game of basketball, sand-lot baseball or any other sport organized by a group of enthusiasts.
Your challenge is to delve into sports photography and come away with story-telling images - whether capturing the peak of action, a thought-provoking moment or even a humorous moment. Here are a selection of images to inspire and guide your vision.
Jonathan Newton ~ Washington Post
We looked at very recent professional sports images from Jonathan. Here are a selection of non-pro sports images. Ask yourself: What is it about these images that not only capture the essence of the particular sport but also show Jonathan's sheer love of capturing great moments?
Veronica Holyfield ~ Former student assignment
Look what Veronica was able to capture and convey using only the Nikon D3200 and 18-55 lens you are using. The first set is captured at ISO 3200 and she's done an excellent job of tailoring her vision within the limitations of her equipment.
For this series Veronica created a feature piece on a local womens' softball league.
Matthew Lit ~ Tough Mudder
Covering an entire event: Here is a small selection from covering an extreme race from beginning to end.
What will you go and photograph?
- Local sports such as little league, local leagues, etc.
- Organized sports on campus...actual games or even practices where you'll have more access.
- A race of some sort.
- Access to the sport. Will you need permission (especially if the photos are of minors)?
- Day or night? (Think Exposure Triangle!)
- How close can you get?
- Situational Awareness! Know what's happening around you.
Questions? Be sure to email me or text me.