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.”
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.
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.
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.
In Iran, women are banned from attending soccer games. But a 26-year-old photographer Parisa Pourtaherian didn’t let it stop her. During a match in Vatani stadium in Ghaemshahr, she climbed a nearby rooftop and photographed the game with a telephoto lens. And by doing this, she became the first woman Iran to cover a national league game.
At the FIFA 2018 World Cup semifinal, the match between England and Croatia ended up with Croatia winning. While celebrating the winning goal, Croatian soccer players crashed into the AFP photojournalist Yuri Cortez. But the photographer kept his cool, kept on shooting, and ended up with some great shots.
Last night, the College Football Playoff National Championship was played between Alabama and Georgia. After the game-winning touchdown, both the crowd and the players were ecstatic. In the overall madness, one photographer also got a little carried away… and he got knocked down by an ecstatic football player
It’s said that the truth is often stranger than fiction. I’m not entirely sure about that, although it can be far more hilarious. In this example of a man who’s confident in his words, we have a sports reporter talking about the light levels on the cricket field. It can become difficult see the red ball when it starts to get dark. So, light meters are often used to measure the light levels. If it’s below a certain amount, the game is called.
To illustrate his point, he pulls out his “light meter” to take a reading and show the viewer. Unfortunately, his “meter” was an iPhone running the calculator app. It showed a “reading” of 6.5, which indicated that it was getting rather dark.
Football club Atlanta Falcons has a brand new stadium. The designers say it was inspired by Roman Pantheon, but as photographers, we found something else more interesting. The stadium’s retractable roof is inspired by camera aperture, and it opens and closes just like the aperture does.
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.