23/07/23 - 13:10 - 13:40
An Insight into Editorial Sports Photography
During this talk I will be discussing the role of sports photography as a visual storytelling medium. Highlighting the importance of capturing defining moments, emotions, and narratives in sports.
Some key points that will be discussed…
- Equipment and Techniques
- Essential gear for sports photography
- The importance of high-quality camera bodies and lenses for capturing fast-paced action.
- Personal recommendations and insights on specific equipment.
Mastering timing and anticipation
- Explain the significance of timing and how to anticipate key moments in sports.
- Techniques for capturing decisive moments.
Unleashing Creativity in Sports Photography:
- Exploring different angles and perspectives:
- Encourage photographers to experiment with various vantage points.
- Share examples of unique angles that can transform ordinary sports images into extraordinary ones.
Capturing emotions and human interactions:
- Discuss the importance of capturing emotions, both on and off the field.
- Share techniques for capturing raw and authentic moments that evoke emotions.
Following an Editorial Brief & Workflow:
Selecting and editing images:
- Understanding and following the client brief.
- The importance of careful selection and culling of images.
- Personal workflow tips for post-processing sports photographs.
Preserving authenticity in post-processing:
- The importance of maintaining the integrity and authenticity of sports images during editing.
- Share techniques for enhancing images while preserving their natural feel.
Stefan Gosatti is a freelance editorial, lifestyle, commercial and sports photographer.
A working ‘gun-for-hire’ since 2001; on location and from his studio in North Perth.
Amongst many commercial clients, Stefan also works regularly for Getty Images, shooting runway fashion around Australia & New Zealand, and sport – as part of the WA’s based Getty team. He has been West Coast Eagles (AFL) team sports photographer since 2012.
From within his studio and/or location, he snaps portraits for the corporate and mining sectors of WA, aspiring actors and personal clients. He also shoots fashion, food, product and lifestyle advertising & editorial campaigns, for small to large WA, National and International businesses.
…in his spare time he rides motorbikes and cycles around Perth on his road bike .
He loves his job…