I need to find pictures of individuals in action, in sports, (it could
be one person, or multiple persons in action). I am not interested in
posed pictures, posters for sale, etc). I will not be using those
exact pictures or characters, I will use them as examples to use for
illustrations. I do not expect to get these pictures for free, but
at the same time I do not need a long term expensive
commitment\contract with a photo supplier, I want examples, I do not
want to buy images). Where do the sports writers and newspapers,
etc., get there photos from, should I use those services, are they
A soccer player kicking the ball into a goal/net, with the defender
attempting to block\catch the ball.
A tennis player gettting ready to serve, he is looking up at the ball
overhead, racket starting to head for the ball
A football player, crossing over the goal line, protecting the ball with one
hand, pushing off an opposing team member with his other hand.
A basketball player rising above the others to dunk the ball.
A hockey player who has just shot the puck into the net and the goalie just
A baseball player who has just swing the bat and made contact with the
A golfer who has just swing the club, and it is still overhead.
This is the first time that I am using this service. I have no idea
of how hard it will be for you to find what I am looking for, or how
much time would be involved. If you feel that more money from me
would get me better results, then please tell me this up front rather
then have me go through this twice, and most likly duplicate costs to
Request for Question Clarification by
23 Oct 2004 04:33 PDT
Thanks for giving Google Answers a try. There are quite a number of
researchers out here, so you may have several of us asking for some
clarifications, like this one and the one above.
It would help to understand a bit more clearly what you're after.
There are TONS of images available on the web, like the soccer action
photos at this link:
If these are what you need, I'd be happy to provide additional links
for other sports, and show you how to search for photos on any topic
of interest to you.
However, if you're looking to license professional photos for your own
use, then you'll have to turn to a commercial service for this. There
are many out there, at varying degrees of complexity, quality and
Give us a bit more information about what type of sources would best
suit your needs. and we'll see what we can do.
Clarification of Question by
23 Oct 2004 07:03 PDT
I am not sure that I am doing this correctly. At the top of this page it says
"you cannot modify or comment". Is this because I am here, or,
someone is is answering?
Is this where I would reply to the two requests for clarification?
I do not want to buy photos from photographers, I do not need that
many, I will not be using those exact photos\scenes, and I cannot
afford their prices.
I see that there are online places that you can search for photos, but
when I do a search for american football\NFL type, I get more soccer
pictures then football pictures. Also, I am not sure that all the
pictures are available to me, that without joining and paying a fee
that I will not see all the availble pictures. Are there particular
sites that I should join that will give me better access, for a
limited time, and\or for little money?
I want to pick the pictures, not have someone pick for me, I just need
to find them.
The google link that I was pointed to does not have the quality or
type of photos that I am looking for, (I do not want group poses of
kids holding up a football or trophie, or pictures of footballs, or
pictures of the entire field, etc)
They say that asking the correct question. the right way, (worded
exactly right), can always produce the results that you are looking
for. Perhaps beside your assistance in finding these photos, I also
need to find out how to find what I want on the internet, (how to
phrase my questions). Will it cost me more if you also point me to
the right book\page\article\whatever, that will help me in future
searches, (not just photos)?