Frequently Asked Questions

I am interested in having my athlete or team's game photographed. How do I request this?

For an entire team, please have the coach or team representative use the “Contact” page on the website to inquire.  For a single athlete, use the “Contact” page on the website to request a booking.

How do I view images photographed at games?

For team events, select the sport and game date from the website.  For individual bookings, you will be sent a link specific to your photo shoot.  The viewing of images are completely FREE and a sign-up/login is not needed.

Can I save images to view later?

Absolutely!  Click on the image that you're interested in saving and either click the "heart" icon in the right-hand corner of the image or select "ADD TO FAVORITES" in the left-hand corner of the image. Although you don't need to create an account to view images, you will need to create an account to save your favorites. You can even save different sets of "favorites" (i.e. different game days, sports, or athletes.)

How do I purchase images for print?

To purchase images, select the image from the sport and game date that you are interested in.  Select the desired product you are interested in purchasing and follow the prompts to proceed through the checkout process.

Can I purchase a digital file of the image?

You sure can!  In the age of social media, sharing digital images is a common practice!  Select the image from the sport and game date that you are interested in and select "Digital Downloads" as the product type.

Will the logo be on the digital file of the image?

No. For images that you purchase, your final downloaded digital file will not include the logo.

What type of payments are accepted?

During the checkout process, you may pay with Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover) as well as PayPal.

Can I sell a photo and make a profit to a publication, as printed image, or to be downloaded?

No.  Copyright Notice: All images from Namyst Photography, LLC are subject to copyright terms and conditions.  All sports images are for PERSONAL USE ONLY (non-media, non-commercial).  With a digital image, Namyst Photography, LLC is granting you limited use for that image.  No commercial or editorial use of the image is permitted unless you have specific authorization by Namyst Photography, LLC, nor do you have permission to alter the image, without prior written permission from Namyst Photography, LLC.  This includes removal of the logo.  This means that you are not allowed to profit or make money from any digital image.  Any violation of this is an infringement on our copyright. Namyst Photography, LLC owns and retains the copyrights to all images taken. Once purchased you are free to print as many copies of the image as outlined in the release for yourself, family members and friends as well as email and use on personal social media accounts.  If you purchase a digital download and need a photographer waiver / copyright release in order to print (sometimes required by photo processing vendors), please use the “Contact” page on the website and a photographer release can be provided.

Why do you specialize in sports, action and event photography?

First off, I absolutely love all types of sports.  I enjoy capturing moments that reflects the competitiveness of the human spirit.  I’m always searching for that next great shot.  Specifically, regarding youth sports, photos preserve your memories regardless of if they win or lose.  I believe it helps young people develop self-confidence and is something they can be proud of.  My photos can be shared and used on social media, printed, used in signing announcements and personal promotional opportunities.

Secondly, I enjoy the challenge of photographing in different locations and in a variety of conditions.  I have photographed sports outside in -30° F, dark poorly lit gyms/fields as well as places with amazing lighting like U.S. Bank Stadium, Xcel Energy Center, Williams Arena and many others.  As a professional photographer, I must know the sport, the environment and where to capture the athlete at just the right moment.

Lastly, as a parent, why have your face stuck behind a camera?  By having me as your photograph you can sit back, enjoy the game and cheer on your favorite athlete or team.

You’re just taking pictures for an hour or so, why do you charge so much?

The short answer is it takes very expensive professional equipment and lots of time.

I use a professional full frame mirrorless cameras, lenses, computers, and software programs in my work.  These items are very expensive to purchase and maintain.

Here is a little background on how I work.  Typically, I arrive an hour or more before the game, select the best shooting location, custom adjust my camera settings to the environment, take some pregame warm up photos, and then shoot the entire game.  Once I’m done, I spend hours in post-production, selecting, cropping, and color balancing the images.

If you want to hire someone to just show up and take pictures, that’s not me.  I love what I do and pride myself on creating the best photos I can deliver to make your athlete look their best.