Sports Photography - Get analytical

Sports photography is all about the art and technique of both the photographer and the athlete being captured on camera. A winning formula that has been evident from the development of the first photographs in studios to the advent of digital photos taken remotely by robots or drones.

Experience what being a sports photographer is like with our selection of videos. The documents also provide some historical context and examples, print-out activity suggestions and links to learn more.

Here are the resources we’ve put together for you:

Educational documents

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY INFORMATION SHEET (for pupils aged 9 to 15)

With this document, pupils will become familiar with sports photography and learn to fully understand these types of images.

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SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY ACTIVITY SHEET (for pupils aged 9 to 15)

Six activities to do in class for pupils to understand the intentions of the photographers, gain a deeper insight into their work, and experience and express the emotions they evoke.

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Selected videos

VIDEO TUTORIAL – A MOVEMENT IN TIME

Video tutorial to help teachers run workshops on the technical aspects of photo exposure time. (Duration 8 mins 30)






ETIENNE-JULES MAREY - SPORT IN THE DARKROOM (duration 4mins)






BOB MARTIN - PERFECTION CAPTURED MI-FLIGHT (duration 2mins30)






DAVID BURNETT - THE SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY ARTIST (duration 4mins)






Interactive resources

THE HISTORY OF SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY FROM 1835 TO 2017

An interactive timeline that examines the history of photography – with a sporting angle – through 15 images.

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