Improve your photography skills with these top tips

To kick off the week Agora wants to share with you the Contest that will be launched this Friday 13.03.20.

Let’s get physical because #Sports2020 is on its way!

The ball is in your court to to get preparing for this upcoming contest with time in advance by checking out these top tips and getting your submissions ready. Good luck.

Don’t limit yourself strictly to sport photography!

Don’t be afraid to use elements of other photography genres i.e architectural structures, sunrise and sunset. Make your shot unique and stand out.

Photo by @leemumford8
Photo by @gnosafoto

Catch that movement!

With a lot of sports, fast movement is key, so as a photographer you have to be on the ball and be ready at every moment. In addition, you need to make sure that the protagonist of the photo is sharp and focused standing out from a blurred background. Elements such as powder, steam and sweat can also transmit a sensation of power, movement and strength.

Photo by @quoclinhvinhnguyen
Photo by @ashish-rehi

Tell the story behind the scene!

Often in sport photography, photographers focus so much on capturing the sport in action that they neglect telling the story behind it, whether it be of hard work, a win or a loss, which can be achieved by the composition, props and honing in on certain specific details. Always try to transmit an emotion because one photo can speak a thousand words.

Photo by @eloy890612
Photo by @bynicoruiz

Change up your perspective!

Be imaginative as and when you can! Take your shots from new heights or even from under the water. Find new original ways to be inventive and give your photo that unique edge.


Follow this advice and you could win:

  • $1000
  • 100,000 stars
  • Feature on the Agora Review
  • Worldwide coverage of your winning photo through our social media and international press!

In addition, the Top 50 photographers will win:

  • 5 credits
  • 5,000 stars

There’s no time to waste! Put our tips to practice and start preparing your best photos of #Sports2020 for this Friday!

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