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Gymnastics was introduced in early Greek civilization to facilitate bodily development through a series of exercises that included running, jumping, swimming, throwing, wrestling, and weight lifting. The word gymnastics derives from a Greek word meaning “to exercise naked,” applied in ancient Greece to all exercises practiced in the gymnasium. Thankfully, we have progressed a bit. Women’s Olympic gymnastics competition began in 1936 and today, women’s collegiate gymnastics consists of uneven bars, floor, balance beam, and vault. The athletes are compact, fast, graceful, and powerful. For the sports photographer, it is yet another indoor sport that brings into play the relationship between shutter speed, available …

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do :: or :: diso returns after a recuperative hiatus ready to tackle the issue of how close to get.

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  In this second part of Access, do :: or :: diso covers several topics: (a) how to ask for access; (b) what SIDs expect (for this section,  do :: or :: diso interviews seven sports information directors / media relations specialists who provide insight to help you understand the folks who control your access); and (c) a brief mention of some “out there” sports. The backdrop for this second installment is swimming and diving shots largely from a Division One meet this year between The University of Denver and The University of Wyoming. Pertinent to some of the comments below, I reached out to the …

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As do :: or :: diso enters its fourth year (hard to believe), we start this New Year with a topic that should be of interest to everyone.   Continue Reading →

do :: or :: diso returns after a couple of months of R ‘n R. For the coming few months, do :: or :: diso focuses on  particular sports that should be accessible to you to shoot with just a little planning.  This month, we are all about running. Continue Reading →

Since the beginning of time, humans have longed to fly.  The airborne athlete flies – plain and simple – at least for a short period. Continue Reading →

May 2016 | Issue no. 25 | by mark shaiken

“Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book.” Joe Frazier.   Continue Reading →