The Drama of the Downhill | Christian Walgram

Award-winning sports and action photographer Christian Walgram spends nearly a quarter of a year on the world’s best ski slopes, capturing remarkable action images from skiers competing in the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup. CPN Editor David Corfield discovers the challenges and rewards of capturing split-second action…

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The Drama of the Downhill
Christian Walgram

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Jan Kasl | Action Sports Photography

26 year old Prague based action photographer, Jan Kasl has already worked with various well known brands and riders and produced some excellent photographs. His passion for action sports along with photography has brought him into the world of professional athletes, breathtaking performances, inspiring people and amazing places all around the planet. He not only focuses on perfect timing, weather conditions and sunlight but also makes it a point to think conceptually and discover new techniques and get out of his comfort zone.

Jan Kasl | Action Sports Photography
via Chiiz Magazine

Only the best survive !

Editor’s Choice
Sports, Nature, Portrait, Photojournalism

editorschoice01aSergei Ilnitsky
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editorschoice01bMax Rella
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editorschoice01cDavid Keep
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editorschoice01dVittorio Zunino Celotto
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editorschoice01eMassimo Mei
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There is only two days to go before entries close for CPN’s Editor’s Choice Contest. Entries have been rolling in thick and fast and competition is fierce.

If you’ve not entered yet, what are you waiting for? With five of the very best picture editors and photographers lined up to judge your work, a winning image would start your year in style! So hurry!

Closing date for entries: January 31, 2017

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Be A Story Worth Telling | Perfect Never Gets Better

GIGI X REEBOK
Be A Story Worth Telling
Perfect Never Gets Better

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Photographer: Cathrine Wessel
Model: Gigi Hadid
Styling: Natasha Royt
Hair: Kenna
Make Up: Erin Parsons
Nails: Holly Falcone
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Be A Story Worth Telling | Perfect Never Gets Better
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Behind The Camera

Behind The Camera
The sporting images of 2016, as explained by the photographers who captured them

behindthecamera12aBolt looks left | Kai Pfaffenbach Reuters
“When Usain Bolt prepared for his 100m semi final, I decided to play with slow shutter speed for that race. I set my camera [shutter speed] to a 50th of a second, and was waiting for the moment when he passed my position. In this very moment, he looked to his left with the proud smile and my first thought was: ‘Hopefully I got this sharp.’ Well, I’ve been a lucky bunny in this case, but I still would not have imagined at this moment that this picture would go viral and get worldwide recognition.”
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behindthecamera12bPow! | Richard W Rodriguez Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“A ground ball was hit to third base and I started shooting as I followed the play. I lost focus as the third baseman passed in front of me, after throwing the ball to second baseman Rougned Odor [above right]. So I saw Jose Bautista’s late slide in the viewfinder, but the camera did not catch focus again until Odor turned to face him… Bautista got up, got shoved, and looked like he was going in to strike. Unfortunately for him, Odor was quicker to the punch and landed the first blow.”
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behindthecamera12cParalympic performance | Buda Mendes Getty Images
“The photo was taken using a remote camera underwater. The camera used was a Canon 1Dx with a 16-35mm f2.8 lens. The camera was connected to the laptop via cables, allowing its configuration and the activation by pocket wizard. This operation was all performed in the pool position of the photographers, from where I photographed, with two other cameras. Every day, along with experienced diver Simon Lodge, I tried to take a photo from a different angle, to further enhance the content of coverage at the Paralympic Games. I studied a lot of the underwater photos produced by the Getty team during the Olympics and so came closer to the camera in the starting block, in order to enhance the movement of athletes in the water.”
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behindthecamera12dGold and blue | Dan Sheridan INPHO
“The Fiji rugby team were celebrating their Olympic victory, and all the other photographers were shooting the whole team with a wide lens. But I saw this player [Ro Dakuwaqa] with the blue eye and thought it would make a really nice image if he was to bite the medal. So I shouted at a few of the players to bite their medals – and I took this image on a long lens to get the effect you see now.”
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Behind The Camera
The sporting images of 2016, as explained by the photographers who captured them

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These pictures are worth more than a thousand words.

Based in Siena, Italy, the Siena International Photo Awards garner submissions from photographers in over 100 countries around the world. The winner receives €1,500 (about $1,666 USD) as well as the coveted Pangea Prize.
The subject matters range from landscapes to subtle portraits to dramatic encounters in the animal kingdom, with categories such as nature, sport, travel, architecture, and a student division for up-and-coming photographers under the age of 20.

siena11aFirst place in People and Portrait: “Mother and Son” by Jiming Lv
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siena11bPhoto of the Year: “Sardine Run” by Greg Lecoeur
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siena11cFirst place in Travel: “Strawberry Greenhouses” by Leyla Emektar
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siena11dFirst place in Open Color: “Phan Rang Fishing Net Making” by Danny Yen Sin Wong
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siena11eFirst place in Sport: “Arctic Urban Skiing” by Audun Rikardsen
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siena11fThird place in Open Color: “Central Black” by Isa Ebrahim
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siena11gThird place in Architecture: “Windows” by Roberto Tagliani
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From: “33 incredible, award-winning photos that will make you fall in love with the world”
more at The Insider
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siena11hThird place in Nature: “Galaxy Dolomites” by Ivan Pedretti