Getting up-close to the action in a very fast-paced and action-packed setting defines this category. Sports events are captured with very long lenses as we usually see photographers during an event. Sports photography is used for advertising purposes both to build a brand and as well as to promote a sport in a way that cannot be accomplished by editorial means.
Also, sports photography is for editorial purposes; dedicated sports photographers usually work for newspapers, major wire agencies or dedicated sports magazines.
A Few Examples
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