The 7 Best Sports Photographers to Follow in 2019
Our list of the seven best sports photographers on Instagram will take you around the world from stunning image to image.
In fact, sports photography captures the action so well that you’ll feel as if you were at the sporting event. Although well-done images such as these may seem to catch real life, their end product requires a lot of skill, great cameras, and angles. Sports photography showcases both climatic moments in personal and group sports, as well as the intensity or concentration of the athlete and mood of the individual or sport.
As Chris Burkard’s Instagram indicates, he has a camera and will travel. His images make you wish you could also visit the world. Although he is based on the California coast, his photography spans the globe. His Instagram images are followed by many celebrities and even famous yoga teachers.
They capture a love of outdoor photography, and his sports photography shows the eloquence of its surroundings. He has released a book, titled, “The Boy Who Spoke To The Earth” and frequently lists himself as a member of the LDS church.
If you want BMX racing, performance, and tricks to show all their excitement and glory, Pauw’s photography is one of the best places to look. Pauw’s photography spans the sports world of skateboarding, sailing, outdoor biking, and more. His images seem fresh and intuitive as if you – as a viewer – can feel the mud from a bike tire flying off your computer screen.
If you want to have your palms sweat or your pulse quicken, look at Gilman’s Instagram page. From rock climbers hanging precariously from rock to sharks and surfing, he takes the everyday experience of outdoor athletes and makes them into images you can view at home.
Dave Lehl shoots photos of athletes in a way that makes the endurance and sweat seem sexy. A traveling action, sport, and lifestyle photographer… whether photographing a motorcycle, mountain, or skateboarder, he manages to make the final image sultry and beautiful. His work emphasizes lighting and makes shade work to his advantage. His corporate clients range from Oakley to Mountain Dew and Red Bull.
Maassen’s images are simple, which isn’t to say that his global photography is easy to make. However, while others go for the rise, he goes for the fall. Each image illustrates a simplicity and a sense of presence, whether a landscape, athlete, ocean, mountain, or animal. You might find yourself looking at each image for a while, seeing what it emotes.
Rushforth’s images are the most textured on our list so far. They pop off the page, and you’ll find yourself catching your breath. Perhaps unfairly placed as #6, his photography is breathtaking and something you’ll want to share with friends and family. He has authored six best-selling books, and his love of the world’s beauty is apparent.
He is French, and the outdoors are his plaything. As you regard his Instagram images, you’ll find yourself wondering how he landed in each place he photographs, as locations seem remote and beautiful. His pictures are strong and powerful, as are the athletes in them – from rock climbers to hang gliders, surfers, and more.
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