Creative Sports Photography: How To Show Motion For A Creative Effect

Oct 20, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

Creative Sports Photography: How To Show Motion For A Creative Effect

Oct 20, 2014

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer and content strategist based in Hawi, Hawaii. Her work has been shared by top publications like The New York Times, Adobe, and others.

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show-motion As Joe McNally explains in the video tutorial below, it can be really hard to get an original shot when shooting sporting events. Most of the photographers are shooting with the same size lenses and are generally limited to the same confined areas to shoot from. One way to make a photograph stick out from all the others is by getting creative using motion blur techniques.

How To Show Motion

Follow along as McNally shares a couple of his shots from the Olympic Games and explains how each one was captured so you can try the techniques out at your favorite sporting events. Take a look:

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To pull the look off, McNally used several pieces of equipment, some of which many of you may already have in your gear bags: A Nikon D4s,  Gitzo Carbon Fiber Monopod and a Nikon SB910 Speedlight. Now, about that $6500 DSLR…If you have one, that’s (really) awesome, but if it’s out of your price range, don’t fret. You can still do this with with just about any camera, it’s more about technique than equipment. That means you have to get out there and practice to get really good at it, so grab your camera and try out some of McNally’s tips to see what you can create.

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2 responses to “Creative Sports Photography: How To Show Motion For A Creative Effect”

  1. Len Cook Avatar
    Len Cook

    It would probably be unwelcome to suggest “effect” instead of the erroneous “affect.”

    1. Tiffany Mueller Avatar
      Tiffany Mueller

      haha, duh. Thanks for pointing that out, Len! Fixed it. :)