Sensational Sports Photography for your Inspiration

Inspiration September 23, 2011

There was a time when sports photographs were only used as accompaniments for sports articles. With the advent of high tech cameras and equipment, sports photography has come a long way.

Emotion, skill and action are three things we look for in a good sports photograph. But with fast-paced games and athletes in constant motion, it’s always a challenge for photographers to capture these great moments of human drama. Cameras and lenses of varying formats and lengths are needed depending on the situation and the sport being covered. Having the right timing and angle in addition to possessing patience and a strong understanding of the game are also very important. Finally, to make sports photographs truly alive, photographers experiment with various lighting conditions and make use of techniques such as panning, object isolation and even tone mapping.

Here are 67 photographs featuring all kinds of sports that will leave you breathless!

 

TYR Performance Swimwear

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Filtre Studio
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TYR Swimwear

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Tim Tadder
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Sports Photography 2004-2011

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Tomoki Momozono
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Surf Life

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Chris Hannant
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Six Man Football

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Tom Hussey
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KENDO

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ARMS STUDIOS
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Climbing Rocks

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Adam Sebastian West
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Spike Cycling

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Kim Stassar
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ATV / QUAD

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Matej Toman
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Xterra Wetsuits

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Tim Tadder
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Parkour

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Drew Echberg
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Le Parkour

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Mark Lilly
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SPORT

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Cesare De Giglio
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Les Boucaniers

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Francis Habert
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Fighters Realm – Black & White

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Pedro Velez Silva
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September Sixteen

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Mike Burdon
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Football-2

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Anatoly Kasyan
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Bikes and Electricity

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Charles-Etienne Pascal
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Football Photography 2005-2010

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Tomoki Momozono
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sports fitness

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Andy Batt
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Skateboarding

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Lance Dawes
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Flying bros

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Silvino González Morales
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URBA Rugby 2007

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Felipe Vaiano
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people

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Alberto Novoa
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Boxing Night

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arob
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Darts….Sport?

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dean mouhtaropoulos
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Football photography X’s and O’s, Part 3: Lighting Situations

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Nathan
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2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver

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Robert Gauthier and Wally Skalij
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Pacquiao Marquez

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Filipino Boxing Journal
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Hockey D1 Klein zwitserland – Laren

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kayintveen
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Sport Photography: Understanding Motion and Emotion

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manfrotto tripods
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Cheese!

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XXVIII
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 FJ Nitorreda

Fernando Jose Nitorreda is a playwright, fictionist, musician and graphic design enthusiast. He holds a degree in Fine Arts Creative Writing and dreams of writing a kick-ass book someday. He credits visual arts as a major inspiration for his literature. a

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