Sports Photography

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Having a plan is key for capturing what you want and for conveying the story you want to tell.  In this episode of On Deck, Sony Artisan Jean Fruth helps you prepare before you even get to the game, so you can focus on taking great photos. Prior research informs her gear choice, so she will share her kit on this trip. 0:00 - Intro 0:32 - Research & Scouting 2:03 - Approaching People & Getting Creative 4:33 - Preparation 5:42 - Gear 13:06 - What's Next Sponsored by
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"Sports photography is photojournalism on high speed." B&H and Sony present a new series with Sony Artisan Jean Fruth—On Deck: Sports and Storytelling. Join Jean as she documents baseball in the Dominican Republic, from grassroots to the pros. 0:00 - Intro 0:51 - Baseball in the Dominican Republic 2:20 - Jean's Photography Career 3:53 - Grassroots Baseball 5:23 - In This Series Sponsored by   Watch 
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Cozy up to a ringside seat for a behind-the-scenes tour of the wildest shows in sports entertainment during our insightful chat about the still photos produced for World Wrestling Entertainment, otherwise known as WWE. In 2023 alone, the WWE photo team traveled the globe, covering close to 170 live events, and producing 2.6 million stills to serve the organization’s various platforms. You might—incorrectly—assume that WWE’s still images are generated from video screengrabs. Well, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In this week’s podcast
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Join Matt Zefi at a local baseball game in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as he puts Sigma's 500mm f/5.6 DG DN OS Sport Lens to the test. 0:00 - Introduction 0:31 - Specs and First Impressions 2:07 - In Action and Images 3:29 - Camera Settings 4:18 - Customizing 5:11 - Zefi's Thoughts What do you think of this Sigma lens? Share your thoughts in the Comments section, below.
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Sports photographer Jean Fruth does more than take pictures. She tells stories, giving you a sense of place and culture. Journey with Fruth as she shares her thought process when photographing a professional or amateur game. 0:00 - Jean Fruth’s Approach to Sports Photography 4:10 - From Grassroots to the Pros 11:58 - Giving Back 17:55 - Women and Girls in Baseball 30:26 - Final Thoughts Are you a sports photographer with tips to share? Please do so in the Comments section, below.
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Join Jaison Sterling, owner of Rock Town Media, as he dives into the basic concepts of action portraits using off-camera lighting. Sterling goes over the gear needed to create dynamic sports portraits. 0:00 - Introduction 1:16 - Sterling's Background 6:08 - Sterling's Lighting Setup 14:56 - Editing 15:21 – One-on-One Mentoring 16:30 - Setting the Power of the Flash and Using the Flash Outdoors 20:02 - Getting Started with Off-Camera Flash 21:46 – Sky Exposure and Deciding Which Lights and Modifiers to Use 24:46 - Pricing, Location, Posing,
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How do you freeze fast-moving subjects in camera? Keydrin Franklin shares his lens choice, camera settings, and other factors when taking action shots. 0:00 - Introduction 0:17 - Today’s Photo Shoot 0:54 - Lens Focal Length 1:21 - ISO 1:41 - Aperture 2:10 - Shutter Speed 2:42 - Tracking 3:50 - Background 4:38 - Check Your Work 5:10 - The Entire Process
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Join veteran sports photographer Pete Wright as he walks you through every element of sports photography. He goes over how to get started, what gear to use, the proper camera settings to use, useful software options for post-processing, searching for the best locations, using remote camera rigs, and so much more. 0:00 - Introduction 2:56 - Wright’s Background 6:50 - Equipment 11:54 - Know Your Tools 18:18 - Location is Everything 24:49 - Photograph Warmups 27:11 - Know the Team You’re Photographing 28:41 - Remote Cameras 41:03 - Post-
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Mike Tyson has long been a boxing legend and, for this week’s podcast, we speak with the photographer who was there from the very start. Lori Grinker was just a student with a semester-long assignment when she first met Tyson as a 13-year-old kid under the tutelage of famed boxing trainer Cus D’Amato. Grinker’s inside access over the next decade offers an intimate portrait of Tyson that few others have seen, and is now published in the book
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As any passionate sports photographer will tell you, there’s a special feeling that comes with covering game action that hooks you from day one. This was the starting point for our episode with Sony Artisan of Imagery Jean Fruth and longtime Sports Illustrated Director of Photography Steve Fine. After building her career covering pro teams, Fruth co-founded
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This weekend’s football game is bigger and better than most games―you might even say that it’s a super game. It certainly is one of the most photographed sporting events of the year, and with that in mind, the B&H Photography Podcast welcomes two photographers who know their way around the sidelines. Our guests are football photographers Al Bello and Callena Williams. Al Bello is a veteran sports and news photographer who has
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Camera lenses, strobes, and light modifiers are all a part of taking dynamic sports portraits. In this B&H Online Video, photographer Matt Hernandez shares 5 tips for creating great sports portraiture. Are you a sports photographer? How will you apply Hernandez’s portrait tips? Leave a comment below.
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This week’s episode of the B&H Photography Podcast is a wonderful way to usher in autumn, and we hope it inspires our listeners to get out into the forests, fields, and streams to photograph what they love. It is also an episode that hits all the marks, as we talk about the gear, technique, science, ethics, and passion of photography―in this case, centered on fly-fishing photography. Our guests, Jess McGlothlin and
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What can you do with a high-end telephoto lens? Be a boss, is what you can do. I mean, c’mon! Strutting around the sidelines or cuttin’ through the bush with one of these beasts resting on your shoulder―not only do you look tough, but you’re also carrying a lens that you need to get the best photos in sports and wildlife photography. When I say best, let’s not underestimate the greatness of photographers who can create wonderful images with a wide-angle lens or even a telephoto of lesser quality, but to really excel in the disciplines of
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Sony Artisan of Imagery Jean Fruth shares her tips for photographing sports, discussing different perspectives, scenarios to consider, and more. If you're a beginner to the sports photography world, then these tips will help you to level up! Which of these tips will you use on your next sports shoot? Have any of your own to add? Let us know in the Comments section, below!