25 Action Packed Photographs of Sports To Inspire You

Sports are great to photograph even if you aren't particularly a sporty person yourself. They are filled with passion and some really impressive action that is only possible to see to the fullest thanks to photography. One of the greatest photographers of all times Martin Munkácsi (he even inspired Cartier-Bresson into taking photographs seriously) used a 4×5 large format camera to capture action and sports. If that wasn't enough trouble, he was even able to shoot handheld… Today we have beautiful and extremely powerful tools that are able to capture action in ways that are beyond the wildest dreams of those photographers.

[thrive_text_block color=”note” headline=””] While our gear is able to capture all the action, sometimes we have trouble getting over that last hurdle with our photography. Take this quiz and find out what holds you back from reaching the next level in your photography.


Today we want to share with you 25 photographs of sports to inspire you, but that's not enough for us, we also want to see your sports photographs. Please share your images with us at the Forums! brandon mowinkel jwpjwq ci unsplash
Photo by Brandon Mowinkel
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Photo by Guy Kawasaki
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Photo by Steven Lelham
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Photo by Jonathan Chng
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Photo by Pietro Mattia
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Photo by Roberto Nickson
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Photo by Dimon Blr
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Photo by Pablo Rebolledo
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Photo by Dylan Nolte
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Photo by Quino Al

What Is Holding Your Photography Back?

Did you know that there are basically 5 Photography Killers that can hold you back from reaching the next level in your photography journey? Every photographer tends to have a primary photographic challenge – their #1 Photography Killer – which is the #1 thing holding them back. Take the photography killer quiz and learn what your personal photography killer is and how to fix it!


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Photo by Zac Ong
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Photo by Nil Castellví
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Photo by Sebastian Staines
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Photo by Johannes Waibel
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Photo by Jerry Yu
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Photo by Alternate Skate
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Photo by Tommy Lisbin
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Photo by Jack Tindall
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Photo by Sangarsh Angura
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Photo by Seth Kane
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Photo by Adam Marcucci
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Photo by Quino Al
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Photo by Joe Hernandez

Put Yourself In A Position To Win

We hope you enjoyed these inspiring and action-packed photographs of sports. Much like sport, photography is about achieving your goals, working hard to improve your technique, and learning from your wins and losses. Identifying your #1 Photography Killer and fixing it will empower you to create photographs that you’ve always wanted.


About Author

Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, and is a University Professor in photography and research methodology. He's a scientist studying the social uses of photography in contemporary culture who writes about photography and develops documentary projects. Other activities Federico is involved in photography are curation, critique, education, mentoring, outreach and reviews. Get to know him better here.

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