Demystifying the world of sports photography

Podcast: Episode 34 – Aesthetics

Podcast: Episode 34 – “Aesthetics”

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Matt switched over from football to basketball.  Ryu shot World Cup qualifiers and had his delicate feelings hurt by message board denizens.

Master Class
Ryu and Matt talk about aesthetics, and how to shoot and edit in a way that makes athletes look athletic.

Training Ground
Training Ground is now on video. If you’d like to participate (and we think you should), enter your pictures in the Flickr thread and make sure to tag them BLFSTG201311.

Training Ground will now be split off from the podcast, and will run approximately two weeks after the podcast.

You Win

Our Novemberber 2013 themed competition was “Action Like and Adult

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The winner was Tim Storm with this beach volleyball picture.

Second and third place were empty this month.

The December 2013 themed competition is “Anything Goes”. Goto our BLFS flickr group page for competition rules and to enter.


November Podium winners are:

1) Brendan Bank with this surfing picture

2) Andrew Carlin with this football picture

3) Bashar Alshabi with this basketball picture


Our new segment where we say good things about sports photographs is called Cross-Counter.  Ryu picked this speed skating (#35) picture by Phil Noble and Matt went with a picture of Venus Williams by Al Bello.

We are going to add another competition to the mix, a sports portrait series with a longer deadline. More info in the Flickr group soon.

Special thanks to…
Our new producer Robb Massar
Icon by Arvin Bautista

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3 responses

  1. Just been looking through those top 111 pictures. Wow, some inspiration there. Some of the boxing shots have real impact, literally.

    December 12, 2013 at 12:35 pm

  2. The Photo Credit for the sand volleyball photo should be “Tim Storm” with flickr page here:

    Thanks for the show guys

    December 13, 2013 at 1:46 am

    • Matt

      Sorry Tim, it’s fixed now. Hopefully.

      December 13, 2013 at 1:59 am

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