Lionel Messi has scored yet another record-breaking achievement, this time on Instagram. The Argentine soccer superstar recently posted a set of photos featuring himself, his team, and the 2022 Qatar World Cup trophy on the social media platform. And it probably comes as no surprise – it is now officially the most-liked post in Instagram history. Even more than the egg.
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.
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.
Photographer knocked unconscious when a football player slammed into her during the game
A yesterday’s college football game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers proved dangerous for a photographer on the sideline. Following a short pass, a Georgia player slammed into her and immediately knocked her unconscious.
NFL player knocks down a photographer, messages her later to see if she’s okay
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.
Photographer gets hit with the worst first pitch ever
When photographing sports, you always have to be ready to catch the perfect moment with your camera. And judging from the Tuesday night ceremonial first pitch, you also have to be ready to catch the ball with your camera, quite literally. This is what happened to photographer Darren Georgia, whose camera got the direct hit from “the worst first pitch ever.”
What it’s like to shoot the most dangerous photography in the world
Just watching people perform extreme sports can be rather unnerving. But have you ever thought what it would be like to be the person who’s filming or photographing these extreme athletes? In this amazing video, Bryant Gumbel of HBO presents you with stories from several extreme photographers. Getting close to death is a part of their job, and their stories are fascinating and sometimes chilling.
How these dramatic photos were created in-camera
In this era when you can make pretty much anything in Photoshop, it’s always interesting to learn how artists achieve some creative effects without the help of it. Photographer Alexis Cuarezma shot some interesting, dramatic and colorful fitness shots. Although it may look like he heavily edited them, he actually achieved the effect entirely in camera. In this walkthrough video, he guides you through his process, explains how he took the photos and how he achieved the look he wanted.
ESPN mocked for using wide-angle footage that made football players look like ants
During an Alabama-Arkansas game this Saturday, ESPN removed some camera operators from their positions in Razorback Stadium because of a bad weather. As a result, only wide-angle view was broadcasted, which made the players look like ants. And expectedly, the Internet had no mercy when it comes to cheeky tweets.
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