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« on: April 04, 2008, 10:40 »
For once the boot's on the other foot for me ... I'm looking for suitable images.

I've written a book on photography, which is due to be published in the UK later this year, and I'm trying to illustrate it with as many photos of my own as possible.

But I can't cover everything. So I'm looking for  images to illustrate certain techniques.

At the moment I'm on the sports photography chapter and I need:

1)  A photo of amateurs playing a sport, any sport. That doesn't mean to say that they must be doing ridiculous things, but they must clearly be amateurs. So, a shot of footballers in a packed stadium just won't work.

2)  Two images of some high-speed sport (e.g. motor/motorcycle/horse racing) one using a low shutter speed and panning to give motion blur, the other at a high shutter speed to freeze action. Must be the same sport for both.

3)  Players or spectators showing some sort of emotion - anger, joy, frustration, etc.

4)  An alternative sports image, strong graphically - track markings, equipment, seats in a stadium or similar

5)  An image of an offbeat sport - tiddelywinks, cheese-rolling, bog-snorkelling, dwile flonking, whatever.

If anyone on the forum's got anything suitable let me know. I'd like to give first chance to fellow microstock groupies (and it saves me searching endlessly  :)  ).

The publisher has an account with Fotolia, so it would be simplest if stuff is with them. But I may be able to persuade them to use another agency or even go private if the image is right.

« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008, 11:08 »
take a look at these images

that's from my fotolia portofolio

« Last Edit: August 08, 2008, 05:24 by lobby »

« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2008, 11:13 »

« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2008, 11:52 »
Ichiro frequenst this forum and has some great hockey shots.  A few with motion blur as well.  Here's his link at DT, sorry no time to search at FT.  If you narrow it down to just hockey, about 3 pages.


« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2008, 13:59 »
here are a few that may work...

running track
newbielink:http://us.fotolia.com/id/6111206 [nonactive]
newbielink:http://us.fotolia.com/id/6111156 [nonactive]
newbielink:http://us.fotolia.com/id/6111148 [nonactive]
newbielink:http://us.fotolia.com/id/6125651 [nonactive]

outdoor basketball net
newbielink:http://us.fotolia.com/id/4936193 [nonactive]
newbielink:http://us.fotolia.com/id/4936170 [nonactive]

outdoor tennis court
newbielink:http://us.fotolia.com/id/4898508 [nonactive]
newbielink:http://us.fotolia.com/id/4898463 [nonactive]
newbielink:http://us.fotolia.com/id/4898404 [nonactive]

« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2008, 18:40 »
A request in MSG, how nice!  :)

Here are my submissions:
Water aerobics - 1 - Water aerobics - 2 - Water aerobics - 3 - Water aerobics - 4
Stadium seats

Tennis court

Swimming pool - 3

This one was rejected in FT long ago.  I'll try to resubmit it.

Marathon man


« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2008, 12:37 »
Thanks everyone. I knew you'd come up trumps. There's a whole pile of pictures to look through. I wish I could use them all  :-) 

« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2008, 12:52 »
for your 4th request:

how about this one (please by large size, hehe, just joking! :D)


also available blue version:


amateur sailing:

stadium seats:


maybe a title for your chapter:  ;D


« Last Edit: April 05, 2008, 13:18 by Chode »

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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2008, 14:19 »
I have an Olympics lightbox that I made a for while now. There some of mine and other people.


« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2008, 19:52 »
take a look at these images

2 women 50 meters race


Hey Vangelis,
I really like your race shot!  ;D

(always double check!!! )



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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2008, 20:15 »
These are on BigStock, DT, IS and SS.  If any interest, drop me a pm and I'll send you the link.

« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2008, 04:43 »
I can try and push everything through to my fotolia portfolio if they want to buy it...

Got this one for motion panning if you like...

And this one for an amateur doing sport?  Got loads that could fit this brief too, rock climbers, could even dig through my sunday league football shots if you wanted something like that.

Some sports

« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2008, 19:16 »
They approved Marathon man this time:

I have just observed that images in the "Infinite collection" show a black FT logo next to them in searches.


« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2008, 00:36 »
Thanks once more everyone. You've given me a great selection to look at and send to publisher.

...  could even dig through my sunday league football shots if you wanted something like that.

Sure. If you're willing, that sounds interesting. I'm particularly keen to find an image that clearly says 'amateur sports'. Unfortunately I'm also running up against a deadline  :(

Thanks again everyone.

« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2008, 12:10 »
Here are a few from my port for youth/amateur sports for baseball and football...
newbielink:http://us.fotolia.com/id/4724501 [nonactive]
newbielink:http://us.fotolia.com/id/4692029 [nonactive]
newbielink:http://us.fotolia.com/id/4682025 [nonactive]
newbielink:http://us.fotolia.com/id/4724690 [nonactive]
newbielink:http://us.fotolia.com/id/4958357 [nonactive]
newbielink:http://us.fotolia.com/id/4958368 [nonactive]
newbielink:http://us.fotolia.com/id/4958386 [nonactive]
« Last Edit: April 07, 2008, 15:51 by cfarmer »

« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2008, 15:53 »
I corrected the links.  Sorry about that.  I'm new to the forums and still learning about posting.


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