7 Action Sports Photographers You Should Follow

cover16Cap­tur­ing a moment of time is an art in itself, requir­ing a tal­ent­ed eye to see things in a way that oth­ers may not have pre­vi­ous­ly thought.  These sev­en extra­or­di­nar­i­ly tal­ent­ed pho­tog­ra­phers share their world through the images they pro­duce, shed­ding light (par­don the pun) on inspir­ing land­scapes and incred­i­ble endeav­ors that many will nev­er experience.

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Agustin Munoz

This guy is well under the radar of most.  But the diver­si­ty of his port­fo­lio is astound­ing.  In the action sports world he sticks most­ly to surf­ing, but has plen­ty of shots from oth­er dis­ci­plines.  An amaz­ing all-around photographer.

Ash­ley Barker
She focus­es most­ly on snow­board­ing, but has recent­ly for­ayed into oth­er sports.  But her bread-and-but­ter shots of the shred world are some of the finest out there today.  Her night shots show cre­ativ­i­ty and pre­ci­sion, plac­ing lights in the per­fect spot to show­case her riders.

Chris Burkard
Chris is a young Cal­i­forn­ian surf pho­tog­ra­ph­er who has real­ly turned some heads with the col­or and com­po­si­tion of his shots.  He has an eye for the dra­mat­ic, whether in a scenic set­ting, an action shot, and of course, both at the same time.

Blake Jor­gensen
Blake is based in Whistler, BC, so the major­i­ty of his shots are ski­ing-focused.  But he is also a mas­ter of can­dids, and can cap­ture that mil­lisec­ond of emo­tion in fast-paced events such as the Win­ter Olympics.  He also has an impres­sive Burn­ing Man album for those who like to get weird.

Jor­dan Manley
Jor­dan’s main sub­jects are relat­ed to ski­ing, moun­tain bik­ing, and white­wa­ter pad­dling.  He has an eye for the unique; with his sig­na­ture shot being a self-por­trait of him­self bik­ing… through a droplet of water hang­ing off a blade of grass.  He also pro­duces a video series titled “A Skiers Jour­ney”.  Check it out on Vimeo if you want to be inspired.

Aaron Chang
Aaron has been around a long time, and has the pho­to cat­a­log to prove it.  He has been all around the world shoot­ing for major pub­li­ca­tions, and by all accounts, does­n’t seem like he will be let­ting up any time soon.

Scott Ser­fas
Scott was the head pho­tog­ra­ph­er for Travis Rice’s game-chang­ing snow­board movie “The Art of Flight”.  Open any snow­board mag­a­zine print­ed in this mil­le­ni­um and you are like­ly to see a few of his shots.  Being on Red Bul­l’s A‑List gets him some inter­est­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, and the fact that he gets to share his world through the cam­era lens helps keep the jeal­ousy lev­els with­in reason.

3This list is brief, and could eas­i­ly have hun­dreds of amaz­ing­ly tal­ent­ed pho­tog­ra­phers includ­ing pho­tog­ra­phers we’ve chat­ted with recent­ly includ­ing Mike Yoshi­da and Stephen Mat­era. But there are a def­i­nite­ly a few that stand out, and in this author’s hum­ble opin­ion, these do that.

Who else should be on the list?  let us know in the comments!