Incidents and injuries are pretty much an essential part of contact sports like football. But the thing is – even those outside the field sometimes get hurt. NFL cameraman Don Cornelli recently got a ball straight into his face. Still, he kept his cool and just kept on filming, and it was all caught on camera.
Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins had his first victory NFL victory this Sunday. However, he missed the final play of the game because he was busy taking selfies with fans in the stands.
Incidents happen in sports, both small and big ones. As photographers, we may sometimes get involved in them as well. This is what happened to photographer Shelley Lipton at a recent NFL game. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson smashed into her at full speed, and a video of him helping her out and hugging her after the incident quickly went viral.
The show stealers at the Super Bowl are often the commercials or “wardrobe malfunctions“. This year, though, there’s a new camera tech that might just edge it for some viewers. Whether you’re interested in photography or video, or simply a fan of watching the games, it’s certainly going to give a new perspective on things. That new perspective is a player’s eye view of the field.
Teaming up with Intel, Fox Sports is introducing what they call “Be the Player”. It allows for a POV perspective from any player on the field without that player actually having a camera attached. FOX have pushed Intel to advance their already amazing 360 Replay technology. It’s a system akin to Photogrammetry, although very advanced, and much faster than the methods most of us use.
Gigapixels are a great way of experiencing a place remotely or reliving a moment, and the Super Bowl is the perfect venue for this awesome photographic technique.
James Blakeway of Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas was lucky enough to be able to create one of these massive images before the Denver Broncos took on the Carolina Panthers, offering a chance to feel what it’s like to be on the grass.
I’ve shot many football games in my life. At times, my camera’s batteries have lost charge more quickly than usual, but never before have my batteries actually frozen to the point where they won’t even turn on.