Sport photography is challenging but exciting area and the best sport photographers know exactly how to translate this excitement to their images and captivate a viewer. Incredible athletes caught in action, extreme sport events and creative sport commercials - here is what you will find in our Spotlight Magazines dedicated to commercial Sport Photography and Motion!
It features the best photographers and directors working in the sport photography industry across the world, including Blair Bunting, Bob Martin, Zach Ancell, and many others. Whether on an assignment for major sports brands or sport editorials, they work hard and push the limits, just as their models do. Most of the professional sport photographers featured in our magazines have been collaborating with prestigious brands and editorials worldwide, including Nike, Sports Illustrated, Red Bull, Adidas, North Face, NFL, Reebok and Runner’s World, among others.
Our Spotlight dedicated to Sports Photography features the best professionals working in famous athletes portrait photography, adventure sports photography, outdoor sports photography, indoor sports photography, team sports photography, individual sports photography, extreme sports photography, fitness photography, active lifestyle photography, best advertising campaigns endorsed by professional athletes, and more.
Over the years, we have built a strong reputation publishing the most qualitative content in our Spotlight Magazines. Production Paradise released its first Spotlight on Sport Photography back in 2010 and now publishes three editions a year. Art buyers, creative directors, corporate clients and other professionals from the visual media industry use the Sport Photography Spotlight Magazine as a source of inspiration, bookmarking the best international sport photographers for their upcoming campaigns.
We asked Thomas Fähnrich, one of the leading sport photographers and the official photographer of the Cologne Football Club, about the most difficult and the most interesting aspects of shooting sport:
“I think the most difficult part is the preparation. I have been shooting football matches now for many years; however, during the last two years I added other sports, like tennis, long jump and table tennis. Even though these sports were not new to me, I prepared myself thoroughly and considered how to reflect the mood. During the shooting, the most interesting thing is that regardless of how well you prepare and plan to capture the athletes’ actions, every person brings in their own personality. Again and again new and even completely unexpected situation.”
How to capture breathtaking extreme sports images without a risk? Listen to an experienced sport photographer Manfred Heiduk:
‘’I only shoot extreme photos with models that are professional in these sports. Many pictures look very spectacular but this is mainly the result of a search for new perspectives with the camera. To be professional doesn’t mean to risk a life.’’
Adam Pretty shared his tips on how to get more jobs in sport photography:
‘’Having moved around a number of different countries over the last 10 years, Production Paradise has been of huge benefit to me as it means clients can find me wherever I am. The website also generates new leads/clients all the time, especially when you are in a new country and hunting for work. I have had jobs booked in places like Beijing, Tokyo, Munich and other European cities because of my listing, so I have been very happy with the service.’’
Thomas Fähnrich on shooting professional athletes:
“Athletes know their body and the particular kinetic sequences by heart but not all of them can, on demand, repeat them so as to allow the “perfect” shot to be taken. Athletes not only have to keep in mind how to move, but also their facial expression. Beyond that, teamwork between me, the photographer, and the athlete, the model, is crucial to get the best out of the setting.”
You can read full interviews with Adam Pretty, Thomas Fähnrich andManfred Heiduk on our blog. You can also find them and other top sport photographers in our global directory.