Kevin Jairaj Shares One Of His Sports Photography Techniques

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Sports photography is a pretty niche medium, but for those who get it right, it can be a super-lucrative (and super-fun) way to make a living.

Between Corey Rich, Tim Tadder, Kevin Jairaj and Lucas Gilman, CreativeLive’s Photo Week has provided a great crash-course for anyone looking to get into the high-octane world of sports photography.

But if you still need even more tips to help launch your sports photography career, here’s Kevin Jairaj with another technique to consider: Getting low to the ground.

“When we’re photographing athletes…we want them to seem larger than life,” says Kevin. “When you shoot low to the ground, everything seems big.”

Instead of getting the top of a hat or helmet, shooting low allows you to capture faces and expressions.

“It looks so much better…and superhero-like,” Kevin explains.

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