A photographer was killed and another man was seriously injured at the British Motocross Championships this Sunday. A rider came off his bike during a jump, and the bike crashed through a barrier made of hay bales, causing the tragedy.
Formula 1 racer nearly crashes into photographers in the pit stop
While racing in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, Formula 1 driver Esteban Ocon nearly avoided a disaster. As he was entering the pit, he narrowly missed a large group of photographers lined up in the pit. The incident was caught on camera, and it caused quite a stir among the viewers and the racers alike.
What it’s like to photograph football players
Photographing football campaigns in one of the most aggressive and intense types of commercial photography there is. While some photoshoots will have a sushi chef for craft services, football sets have doughnuts, caffeine and loud music. Football is unlike any other sport to capture, and I absolutely love it.
One of the more important, and less talked about, aspects of a commercial photoshoot for a football campaign is the type of energy that exists on set. It is not like you are on the sidelines of the filed at an actual game where there is so much testosterone flying around that it is contagious (even to those that just came for the beer and peanuts). A photoshoot doesn’t have the real threat of getting crushed by a 400 pound lineman from the opposing team, instead it is a safe environment (except to those that don’t like being photographed). It is on the photographer (or on large sets, the producers) to have the setting prepped in a way that is conducive to getting the athlete in the zone.
Watch: Fan runs onto the football field, photographer tackles him down
Sports photographers face all sorts of crazy, unpredictable, and dangerous situations on the job. And recently, a photographer did a police job during a college football game.
When a fan ran onto the stage, the photographer sprinted toward him and tackled them to the ground. The man tried to escape, but the photographer was persistent and kept tackling him to the floor. The entire incident was caught on camera from different angles, showing this rather weird and potentially dangerous incident.
A perfect moment of tennis player saving a butterfly wins 2022 World Sports Photography Awards
The World Sports Photography Awards has published the results of its third annual contest. And just like last year, the winning image captures the perfect moment that shows us a lot more than a sports game.
Sports photographer David Gray took the shot at the 2021 Australian Open. The stunning photo captures a moment of tennis player Naomi Osaka saving a butterfly that had landed on her skirt. With perfect timing, composition, and story, it’s no wonder that David’s image was selected as the best of the best.
Watch: Super Bowl quarterback walks away after photographer slips off stage and fractures spine
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford recently got in the spotlight, but not because of his football achievements.
During his team’s Super Bowl victory celebration, a photographer was taking photos of Stafford and his wife. She stepped back and fell off the stage – and Stafford simply walked away. The whole incident was caught on camera, and the public has reacted fiercely.
NFL cameraman keeps shooting even after getting a ball in the face
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.
Here’s what it’s like to be a Formula 1 photographer
For me, Formula 1 is the most exciting sport to follow, and one of the very few I like watching. And if you’ve been wondering what it’s like behind the scenes, Australian F1 photographer Kym Illman will tell you all about it. He’s one of just a few dozen “permanently accredited” F1 photographers, and in this video, he will tell you how everything works in this job.
Watch: Baseball player smashes cameraman’s lens with a foul ball
Incidents happen in sport in a blink of an eye. And it took precisely that long to leave this photographer with a lens smashed into pieces. Professional baseball player Tyler O’Neill sent a foul ball straight into his lens, and it was caught on the very camera that got hit.
LeBron James settles lawsuit with photographer after using his photo without permission
Almost a year ago, photographer Steven Mitchell sued LeBron James over alleged misuse of his photo. The Lakers superstar responded with a countersuit, but it appears that both lawsuits have now been settled.
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