I have a love-hate relationship with sports photography. On one hand, it’s fun to capture the action on the field and in the stands with a professional camera. But after it’s over, I feel like I’ve lost my soul. The same goes for other types of photography. So, I decided to share a few of my favorite sports photography collages and why they’re so amazing.
Sports photography, like art photography, is a whole other world. Sports photographers are known to take their subjects into the woods, take out the sun and water, and make them pose in strange lighting. The photographers take these photos with the intention of capturing the emotion of the moment, the emotion of the athlete. The fact that it only takes a few seconds to create a collage with a single photograph is amazing.
The idea of a sports photography collage is to create a collage that mimics the feeling of a sports game. Here’s a collage of basketball shooting from the hoop of my office. It took my entire team and myself about two hours to create.
The collage is done in a very natural style. It takes a lot of light to capture the movement of the ball, which is why we opted for a very bright lighting, and took a few seconds to fill in the background. Because it is sports photography collage, the photographer is not using a background or background settings in post. The light is applied through the camera’s built in flash, which we also used.
We don’t have any plans to share or sell the collage. Our aim is to share it with you and help you understand it in a way that you can use it to improve your photography.
So, what does this collage look like when you look at it in your camera? It looks like it needs a little more work, but if you’re not doing it, you can still download a free Photoshop file of it and use it to experiment with. It’s very light but still has a nice texture to it.
Sports photography is about capturing fleeting moments. We see it when we take a picture of a person doing something unexpected, or of people doing something completely unexpected, or when we see people doing something completely routine. So collaging is about capturing fleeting moments.
The collaging that the team behind Sports Photography has done is really cool. It’s a combination of both editing and collage that they’ve done. We’re seeing more and more of these collages in photography, so its great to see a team take things to the next level.
I’d been seeing this collage stuff for a while now but this particular one is the first time I’ve actually seen the finished product. I’m really excited to see how this one turned out.
For me, collaging is a lot like doing art. It’s a kind of “you do what takes you the longest” thing. It’s about getting a lot of the elements and figuring out what you can do with them that makes sense and then putting them together.