Professional sports photography takes a great deal of effort on behalf of the photographer, the crew, and the athletes that the shoots are centered around. The shoots are not only lengthy but are generally very equipment intensive. As professional photographer Thomas Tolstrup shares with us in the following video, one of the most difficult aspects of sports photography is getting the technique just right, particularly when shooting unpredictable movements:
Although it may take considerable amounts of time to learn, when a photographer has the techniques mastered and the athletes are at their peak, that’s when great photographs are made.
“It motivates me to work with real athletes. To see them perform and be their best. There is so much training involved in doing what they do, being able to capture that, it’s really inspiring.”
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