Extreme Sports Photography
Extreme sports photography isn't just about capturing fast paced action shots of athletes but capturing the essence of their emotions, endeavour and determination with great technical and artistic skills. India is still warming up to various extreme sports and only a handful of younger generation have taken unto surfing, skateboarding, BMX, mountain biking, parkour and various other water & mountain sports.
Amidst the growing number of extreme sport athletes in India there is a dearth for talented photographers to document the growing movement. To be a successful extreme sports photographer it requires 100% commitment from a photographer who is ready to risk all and sweat as much as athletes do.
Great action images are produced by anticipating and getting as close to the action as possible with creative angles for stunning compositions and using light to your advantage to highlight the athlete in action. Other techniques like burst mode, motion blur and being able to shoot proficiently on land, water and air helps to cover most of the extreme sports.
Extreme sports photography is definitely not for the faint-hearted and have a certain amount of danger involved. There are great heights, depths, speed and stunts involved. Only a genuine interest in extreme sports can make a photographer successful in this field.