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Shooting Action Sports by Todd Grossman

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6 Shooting Techniques

Art vs. “In Your Face”

In 1995, the first year of the X Games, action sports were still extreme sports, and the all-too-common wide-angle-lens/in-your-face MTV approach of shooting seemed to make a lot of sense. But that was well over a decade ago. Since that time, photography has progressed a great deal, just as action sports have.

Many videographers out there think of themselves as so much more than just cameramen. They take pride in their own artistic style and approach to filming action sports. It is in this pride and creativity that a whole new breed of action filmmaking has been born.

When you begin to look at the frame of your shot as an extension of who you are, you’ll find your personal style. Just as every great ...

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