Athlete: The Sports Illustrated Photography of Walter Iooss-sports photography

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Athlete: The Sports Illustrated Photography of Walter Iooss
"Athlete: The Sports Illustrated Photography of Walter Iooss" includes some of the greatest names in sports. From classic images of superstars such as Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Serena Williams and Michael Phelps, to photos of children playing soccer and stickball, Iooss’s work reflects a lifetime of documenting the impulse that connects all athletes: a pure love of the sport.

Iooss (pronounced yose) has been called the "photo laureate of American sports." His photos have appeared on more than 300 Sports Illustrated covers — the most by any photographer.

The exhibit includes more than 40 photos from Iooss’s nearly 50-year career, each accompanied by the story behind the image, told in Iooss’s own words. He describes his relationship with Michael Jordan, his favorite athlete, and recalls the emotional day he photographed his boyhood hero, Johnny Unitas, whose hand was so damaged by football that he couldn’t hold a cup of coffee.

The exhibit includes Iooss’s most famous photograph, "The Catch," which captured the last-minute touchdown catch by San Francisco 49ers’ receiver Dwight Clark that ended the Dallas Cowboys’ Super Bowl dreams in 1982.

Also included are Iooss’s personal diaries, filled with collages of his photos, quirky headlines and his handwritten notes. The exhibit includes an original Newseum-produced video in which Iooss talks about his photos and the bond he forged with his subjects.…

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sport photography kit (unpacked)
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Sport photography kit (unpacked)
Riverstone Townhomes, Mountain View, California

Nikon D70, Nikkor 12-24 f/4G
DxO (exp, distortion, ca, vignetting, lighting, noise) Photoshop (dodge/burn) nik CEP (photo styler, vignette)
1/20 sec @ f/4, iso 200, 12mm (18mm)


Taking some sport photos

This is my sport photography that is small enough for cycling kit unpacked. You can see that the Thirsty Al that holds my Lumix is strapped to the Soupansalad Son-O that I use to hold all the lenses: you can even see the Quarfie bucket peeking out of it.

Other things you can see. The Panasonic Lumix DMX-LX1, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G VR, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, Nikon EN-EL3 spare battery, Native Eyevare Dash XP and spare lenses (for cycling), and the Nikon SB-800 flash.

Things that I stuff in there that you can’t see: Lexar USB 2.0 CF drive and 2GB Sandisk Extreme CF card, Sandisk Ultra II SD card (left it in the Thirsty Al), gel filters for the SB-800, 77mm filters (Hoya 81A + polarizer, Hoya multi-coated UV filter, ExpoDisc white balance filter), wallet.

I also carry my Nikon D70, Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G, RRS L-bracket, Zing handstrap, and UpStrap. But I was using that to take this shot.

I removed the distracting background and changed the tone of the shot to make it look rougher.

Click to see the original image (If you cannot view this, add me to your contacts and I’ll add you to my friends. If you are already a contact of mine then just jet me a message and I’ll fix your status.)

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Sports Photography Training
Was at an outdoor training session for taking photos for sports. i.e. Little League sports teams, sports photography, etc.

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