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The story behind this Opening Ceremony image, shot from Rio’s favelas

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony was held at Rio’s legendary Maracana Stadium, built for the 1950 World Cup. One of Rio’s oldest ‘favelas,’ or informal communities, Mangueira stands on a hillside above the stadium. In Rio the striking gaps between rich and poor are often clearly visible, with ‘favela’ communities located alongside wealthier […]

The most exciting 2 min. in sports: Inside the Kentucky Derby

From the horses to the fashion, to the famed mint juleps, the excitement that surrounds the Kentucky Derby is unlike any other sporting event. For Getty Images photographer and Kentucky native Rob Carr, it’s particularly special. His love of the sport started at a young age, when he would go to the tracks and watch […]

We predicted the trends that would influence Super Bowl ads. See how we did

The Broncos may have won the Super Bowl, but we all know the real MVP’s of the night were the ads. With the highest viewership of any show in America, companies pull out all the stops—some paying up to $5 million—to create the most talked about commercials. In order to stand out, brands continue to […]

Video: The Symphony of Sport

“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 […]

How technology enables Al Bello to shoot outside the box and embrace mistakes

“I wanted to go out there and try something I’ve never done before.” Getty Images Sport photographer Al Bello has shot nearly every major sporting event and has the highest quality equipment at his disposal. But on a recent shoot at the Park Hill Boxing Club with light heavyweight boxer Marcus Browne, he decided to […]

Ezra Shaw shoots, scores: Photographer feeds off basketball’s excitement

 “As a photographer, you really feed off of that excitement at the arena. The buzzer goes off and you want to make sure you get that big picture.” Athletes are no strangers to pressure. They have to perform at the top of their game, every game. Sports photographers hold themselves to the same standards. “At […]

Video: The Best Photography of 2015

See the most stunning images from 2015. From the news stories that challenged, united and uplifted us to the unexpected catches and crashes in sport and the moments of beauty in entertainment, our photographers were there to capture it all.  

How to get ad-ready football images that look like the real thing

Lots of brands need real-looking football shots to use in their ads. There’s only one problem: These images are insanely hard to get. The solution? Rent a stadium, custom-design uniforms, hire some former players and play ball. See how it turned out:   See all the football images from the shoot by Getty Images Prestige […]

Photographer goes to great heights for shot of Olympic fencer Azza Besbes

This image is of fencer Azza Besbes, of Tunisia, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. For me, it sums up what the Olympics is all about; that one moment after all those years of hard work. And getting the Olympic rings in the picture is the icing on the cake. We had amazing up-top access which […]

Behind the ropes: Ezra Shaw photographs the Masters

Getty Images staff photographer Ezra Shaw has won countless awards and covered the biggest sporting events across the globe. He’s shot Super Bowls, the Summer and Winter Olympics, World Series, World Cup and Tour de France, to name a few. But it wasn’t until 2014 that he was finally able to cross the Masters golf […]

Angela Jimenez visualizes the power of senior athletes

Angela Jimenez shows the power of senior sports, breaking stereotypes and cliches about senior citizens by portraying them as serious athletes.

Stu Forster

Stu joined Allsport in 1996 after spells with Bob Thomas & Action Images. Specialising until recently in athletics, he has covered five Summer Olympic Games, as well as numerous World Cups in both codes of rugby, football and cricket. He won SJA sports photographer of the year in 2007.

In Focus | Photographer Julian Finney

Julian Finney started becoming passionate about photography at the age of 14 and he never looked back. He attended Nottingham Trent University where he graduated with a BA Photography degree. In 2004, Julian joined Getty Images Sport. While tennis and football are his favorite sports to photograph, he has travelled all over the world covering countless different […]

Alan Crowhurst

I got into photography when a friend bought a Canon AE1 in about 1981. I loved a flutter on the horses and dog racing as my Granddad was a bookie, and once I tired of losing I decided to go still, but take a camera instead and was hooked from that point onwards. My first […]