Weekly Challenge – Sports Photography

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Earlier today I shared a collection of sports images. Now as usual it’s time for the challenge. I throw down the gauntlet and urge you to accept it and play along (pun intended).

Sports photography is a tricky subject. Fast moving subjects, quickly changing lighting conditions, and restrictions on where you are allowed to stand. All these things can be overcome and conquered – with practice!

Now is the perfect time to get out and do just that. Try out your high speed shooting mode, or borrow a lens. Find a local sporting event and get out and take some action photography shots. Here are some examples to get you started:

By Jim Larrison

By Javier

By Rahul Bhattacharyya

By USAG- Humphreys

By Todd Fong

By brent flanders

By Devon Christopher Adams

By David Humpohl

Need some help with some sports photography tips? Try these:

Share your sports images

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section as pictured below) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them. Show me your best images in this week’s challenge.

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Darlene Hildebrandt is the Managing Editor of dPS. She is also an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through articles, online photography classes, and travel tours. Get her free ebook 10 Photography Challenges to help you take better pictures or join a photo tour to some exotic places.

  • CentsLess1

    One great running back!

  • Andy Corner

    Trying a new angle from on high…

  • Sao Martins

    my visit to the park.

  • Sao Martins

    my visit to the park.

  • Michael

    Cowboys vs. Jaguars at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, United Kingdom.

  • Ruud van der Weel

    Football Samba

  • Zureehan Zakaria

    Friendly match PDRM vs XBALLeR ZOBAHAN FOOTBALL CLUB at Selayang Stadium, Malaysia.

  • Jr High Championship game

  • Softball Tournament

  • At the MotoX track

  • Tammy Hudson

    The pitch.

  • Tammy Hudson

    Get ready.

  • Rahul Parekh

    Dubai rally race

  • Gregg Hasenjaeger

    Continental Cup ski jumping 2015 at Pine Mountain in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

  • Gregg Hasenjaeger

    A look of determination?

  • Gregg Hasenjaeger

    The “Badwater Skeeters” Forth of July on Bad Water Lake in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

  • High School Water Polo

  • reefski

    Angel City Derby

  • Eve Brocksom

    Skipton 2nds vs Keighley Academy 5-14
    Rugby Union

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