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Anna Goldstein, Tennis Coach: The image of the tennis player was made as part of an advertising campaign for Gatorade. I used a very fast, multiple stroboscopic effect with the light firing off every one-hundredth of a second. The goal was to show the flow of the movement of a tennis player and racket, with some movement of the camera.
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Acclaimed photographer Howard Schatz shares his method for capturing these athletes on the move.

My goal in studying human motion is to capture the flow of the components which make up the perfect pitch, the perfect golf swing, the perfect catch, etc. Some of the images in this series were made for my book, Athlete, published in 2002 by HarperCollins, but my ongoing fascination with the human body and its physical capabilities has led me to explore movement in an enormous range of activities. A wide range of images can be seen on my website in the Action section of the Portfolio. howardschatz.com

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David Beckham: This shot was made for Sports Illustrated magazine. The idea was to create an image that shows Beckham “bending it.” I used a very complicated set of lights to follow and track his running — using a soccer player to rehearse this for a day and a half prior to the shoot — and used multiple lights as a multiple stroboscopic effect.
Photo by Howard Schatz