RAW vs. JPEG and artifacts

I just got my first Nikon (D500) to try to get better photos in low-light (indoor volleyball.) I am aware I also need to work on my technique and post-processing a lot, but I was able to sell my Canon 70D well and found a great deal for the Nikon, and wanted to try something new...

With Canon I was only shooting raw, with 85mm f/1.8...

San Diego Padres

I've had the privilege of being a San Diego Padres season ticket holder for a few seasons. I finally decided to take my camera and get shots of some of the players when I'm able. I'm still learning and growing. All feedback is appreciated. Thank you.

Let's take this sucker to 11!

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that I will be the new moderator of the Sports Photography group. My hope is that, over time, we can really build this group up as a place for sharing your latest work and getting constructive feedback. I'll be doing my best to check in on the group daily and offer my own feedback on any images posted...

Got some practice in!

Finally put a shoot together with a few athletes from my old high school! Really happy with the results. Anyone else like using the low angle light in front of the subject? Also got lucky I had the right color blue to gel the mist!

Keeping it fresh

If you are shooting sports for work or even just for fun. There is a chance that you will eventually be shooting the same things over and over. Does anyone out there have interesting tricks to help them keep it fresh?

I like to give myself little themes or targets to try and capture when there is little or no action going on. For...

Help-Question on 7D mk ii

Hey all, I've noticed this more often now especially after watching a video on youtube that pointed it out. But I wanted to ask on here if anyone knows what this is or why its happening and if there is a solution. I have noticed that the focus on my subject is not always sharp even when I know its right on, I don't think it is my lens as my...

G'day from Australia

Hey Guys, a brief hello and a few pics to inroduce myself...

i'm a press photographer from Western Australia, been in the game nearly 9 years now, had some success along the way but hopefully more to come.

thought i'd share a few pics from some sports the US folk may not be so familiar with.

i'm keen to help others learn...

Sports Portraits

Anyone out there do a lot of sports portraits? Any tips/thoughts on getting local athletes to pose/access to venues in which to shoot? Did some practice last night, but hoping to apply these looks to other athletes and not just myself.


Hi, I'm new in this group as well as to shooting sports so I would really appreciate some critique for these two shots.

The light in the stadium was pretty bad when I shot "Fast Women" so I did a lot of post processing to get it to this. The other was mainly cropping, exposure and sharpening & I tried to focus on the only athlete...

Team and Individual

I've been doing architectural and real estate photography for a while but would like to expand into team and individual photography. Anyone have any info on where to start? Lenses and equipment needed? Process for shooting individual?

My favorite season has arrived

And that's baseball season. Any feedback or cc would be great. This was a quick shoot not very organized and kind of rushed to be honest so I wasn't happy with that but I found to like the images and this one was one of my favorites of the night. I know my lighting should have been much better for having three lights but just couldn't get it so...

First time shooting Hockey

So, Thursday night I was able to shoot the Flyers vs Canucks game at the Wells Fargo Center. I was my first time shooting hockey, even though I have spent my entire life playing. To say it was tough is an understatement. However, it was the most fun I've had in a long time. So here's probably my best shot of the night. If anyone has any tips or...


Welcome to the Sports Photography group! I hope that this can serve as a place for sports photographers of all experience levels to share their work, discuss the industry, ask for advice, or whatever else that falls in the realm of sports photography.

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Swimming Photos

So this is my first post around these parts, and I was hoping to get some feedback/tips from the pros here. I'm a photographer for my school's swim team, and below I've picked a few I think are my best swimming shots so far. Do any of you have some experience with shooting swimming? Also: Any tips on photos of diving?
EDIT: So, turns out...