Top Categories: Sports


Sport-themed footage is always a hot subject, whether you’re covering a professional or leisurely sport. Similar to our other primary categories, sport-related footage can illustrate strong concepts far beyond their literal representation. Sports concepts related to Success, Determination, Power, Endurance, Focus, Preparation, Precision, Achievement, and Teamwork are often used to target business themes in addition to athletic endeavors. A major need we have in this category is team sports, which is naturally a tough subject to shoot and avoid IP on clothing, uniforms, etc. If you can pull this off in an authentic looking way, you will see the rewards.
What to Create
Top themes and scenarios in sports

  • Workout in the gym
  • Extreme sports
  • Sports fans
  • Team sports
  • Sports establishing shots (wide / CU)

Make the most of your sports shoot & maximize your sales potential

  • Making your talent look like they possess professional skills is key
  • Think about unique angles that put the viewer in the action
  • Make sure crowd shots are sufficiently out of focus to avoid the need for releases
  • If you are a licensed drone pilot, we would definitely welcome aerials on these themes

Conceptual Keywords
Don’t just think descriptive – including relevant conceptual keywords ensures your content can be found in a wider range of searches

  • Strength
  • Power
  • Fitness
  • Success
  • Focus
  • Endurance

Please remember to tag your clips with the keyword code: SPORTSP5BRIEF 
Best Sellers
A collection of some of the best-selling sports clips on Pond5

Top image: Goalkeeper Defending Football by WavebreakMedia