By definition, sports photography encompasses all types of sports. It includes team and individual sports, contact and non-contact sports, as well as physical and mental sports. For photographers who wish to specialize in Sports Photography, New York supplies you with multiple ways in which you can pursue a very rewarding career. As a sports photographer, you may choose to focus on a particular sport or even on a specific team within a sport. Your choices will also include whether to approach your sports photography career from a photojournalism or vernacular photography standpoint (or perhaps, like many others, you will choose to do both). Sports photography is traditionally considered to be a type of photojournalism, that is, storytelling via pictures. As such, it is normally featured in news sources, especially those that are sport oriented. In this way, it tends to deal with professional sports and athletes who are well-known. There are some photographers who specialize in vernacular sports photography where the focus is more on sports as a part of people’s everyday lives. If you decide to practice Sports Photography in New York, then there is also the option to go the route of advertising photography. Your work in that case would be done for companies related to sports who wish to promote their brand image, sports products or sport-related services. Fitness and exercise is another area on which you could build your photography business. Mind and body fitness and alignment are important elements of nearly all sports. They assist with weight maintenance, cognitive development, decision making and definitely boost your self-esteem. One good way to nurture a stronger connection between mind and body is through yoga. Here is a beautifully struck upward-facing dog pose with the yogi’s strong physical presence suitably framed by the deep blue Norfolk, Virginia sky.
Location: Norfolk, Virginia.