Sports Photography

Sports Photography

My high school graduation present from my parents was a Canon AE-1.  They never imagined in their lives that I would be a photographer for 36 years.  The first subject for my camera was my best friend Paul Hudkins who just so happened to motorcross.  Our weekends were spent traveling around Arkansas and nearby states going to motorcross races.  Sports photography has been in my system ever since.  My studies took me to Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls, Massachusetts where I studied portrait photography and commercial photography.  I graduated with a Portrait Portfolio and my career has mostly been as a people photographer whether it be for advertising, commercial, editorial or stock photography.  People have always been my favorite subject.  I think of my sports photography as people in action photography.  Sports photography is thought of as, shooting athletes at peak moments in their lives.  But sports is also about shooting the personalities, the people.  Athletes without uniforms, in uniforms, warming up, talking, full length in uniform, with and with helmets, tight head shot, athlete with logos, etc.  No matter what, it goes back to the person.  I feel that being a sports photographer helps me with being a better commercial photographer and being a editorial photographer helps me be a better sports photographer and so on.

Portfolio images from Wesley Hitt Photography featuring Editorial Photography, Commercial Photography, Sports Photography and Stock Photography (Wesley Hitt)Saturday at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute during the Social Entrepreneurship workshop on Petit Jean Mountain (Wesley Hitt)

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 29: Clay Matthews #52 of the Green Bay Packers warms up before the last preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on August 29, 2013 in Kansas CIty, Missouri. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Clay Matthews (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 29: Wesley Woodyard #59 of the Tennessee Titans runs onto the field before a game against the Oakland Raiders at Nissan Stadium on November 29, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Raiders defeated the Titans 24-21. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Wesley Woodyard (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)FAYETTEVILLE, AR - NOVEMBER 13: Moses Kingsley #33 of the Arkansas Razorbacks screams after dunking the basketball during a game against the Southern University Jaguars at Bud Walton Arena on November 13, 2015 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Jaguars 86-68. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Moses Kingsley (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

 

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