When it comes to chimping, it seems that photographers are divided into two groups: those who cry against it, and those who can’t get rid of this bad habit. It’s especially bad if you photograph sports, events, concert and other fast-changing environments and events. If you look at your screen after every few photos, David Bergman gives you three main reasons why you should quit it as soon as possible.
This video recently surfaced on Reddit, after it was discovered by user TheKnightLife. It was featured in the 80s on ABC in the show “World of Photography”. As it turned out, the profile was on TheKnightLife’s father, sports photographer Bill Knight. Bill says in the video that he’d been on the tour for about 13 years, which his son believes puts the video at sometime around 1985.
Bill retired in the early 2000s after never fully recovering from a double knee replacement surgery due to osteoarthritis. He passed away in August, 2015, but this video serves as a good memory of how dedicated he was to his photography. And the passion he obviously had for it.
After being dissatisfied with their team soccer photos, a good friend of mine asked if I could take some action shots of her two daughters playing the sport. I wanted to create an “out of the box” image that really showed their skills and passion for soccer. I consulted with another very good friend of mine, who happens to be a photographer and has kids that are heavily involved in the soccer world. Together, we collaborated to bring these shots to life.
I am a
huge fan of the “golden hour” right before sunset, although it really limits the amount of time you have (you have to be on your toes and ready to shoot). Choosing to shoot at this time of day was critical to the final outcome of the shots. To counterbalance the sunlight, I chose to use a combination of three Elinchrom Quadra 400s and flash.
These monsters are all about speed, so we’ve gathered everything you need to know about their shutter bursts, frames per second and even calculated how long you can shoot at max speed before destroying the shutter.
As a bonus, we’ve added a video comparing the shutter sounds in burst mode of 17 Canon cameras, ranging from 2.5 to 14 fps.
He may be the world’s fastest man, but he’s no match for a segway riding photographer. After winning the 200 meter dash at the World Athletics Championships, Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt was taking a celebratory barefooted stroll down the sidelines as he waved to the throng of cheering fans in the arena stands–it was a pretty standard series of events for the champion sprinter.
That is until this cameraman loses control of his segway and topples into an unsuspecting Bolt. It appears the cameraman was too distracted grabbing video footage to notice he was about to run into some railing. The photographer was bucked off the segway as it rolled into the back of Bolt’s legs, sending both men to ground. [Read more…]
Getting an autograph from your favorite sportsman will easily become the highlight of the game for you, and if the autograph was given on the day of a memorable event it might even be worth some money.
The problem – most autographs aren’t worth $94,000, which is roughly the price of the lens ruined by Kenya’s rugby player Collins Injera.
Injera had planned to celebrate by signing the ball, but on the spur of the moment he headed over to the cameraman and gave the viewers at home an autograph as well.
Professional snowboarder, Sage Kotsenburg, is well known for developing new tricks. He won an Olympic gold medal during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games after pulling off a “1620 Japan Air Mute Grab”, a trick Kotsenburg debuted (and had actually never tried) prior to his Olympic run. For that move, he flipped through the air 4 ½ times while holding his snowboard behind his back. It was pretty wicked, enough to wow the judges and secure him the gold medal. You can check out some sweet composite images of the that entire run over on the New York Times.
Kotsenburg appeared on the Conan show last night to debut an all new trick he’s been developing: a mid-frontflip camera grab. As the name implies, the trick involves him doing a mid-frontflip while grabbing a GoPro camera out of his incredibly brave friend’s hand. Naturally, the GoPro is recording the entire thing. [Read more…]
There aren’t many working staff photographers around the world that aren’t worried about their jobs or wondering when the day will (inevitably) come when their publication will start handing out marching orders to the photography department. For the six remaining staff photographers at Sports Illustrated, that day came yesterday when the publication announced they would no longer need the services of Robert Beck, Simon Bruty, Bill Frakes, David E. Klutho, John W. McDonough, and Al Tielemans.
The magazine’s director of photography, Brad Smith, confirmed the news, citing “economic circumstances”. Sports Illustrated’s is undergoing several changes under the direction of parent company, Time, INC. In addition to letting go if it’s photographers, the magazine is also moving it’s headquarters into a smaller building because they cannot afford the rent in their current location any longer according to a statement issued to one of the photographers from a Sport’s Illustrated editor. [Read more…]
It’s pretty safe to assume when someone hears mention of “pole dancing” their mind automatically starts thinking of dark, smokey strip clubs. There’s some fairly negative connotations, and for the most part, the stigma attached to the term is not necessarily a prudent one. However, a Dutch photographer by the name of Bart Erkamp is on a mission to show the other side of pole dancing.
You see, pole dancing isn’t just something found in sketchy clubs on the outskirts of town, it’s also a the basis of a rapidly growing fitness movement. In fact, gyms all around the globe are beginning to offer pole dancing classes as a legitimate way to get fit–no sultriness required. There’s classes for men, women, children–people from all walks of life are invited to get in on the fun. There’s also a world championship and governing body, the International Pole Sports Federation, that is trying their darnedest to make pole dancing an Olympic sport. [Read more…]
What about concert photography? Fashion show photography? Paparazzi? Red carpet event photography? Or pretty much any circumstance where there are multiple photographers taking the same photos from the same location, in the same light, with the same gear, at the same settings, producing photos that look pretty much the same as every other game / concert / fashion show / celebrity photo ever taken?