“I often say the really great sports photographers have an appreciation of sport almost like music…They watch action as if it is rhythm. And it’s when the rhythm gets to that point that they know makes pictures, that they start shooting. The moment it becomes like dance, that’s when it makes great pictures.”

– Ken Mainardis, Getty Images VP Sport Imagery and Services

 

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