Photographing fans protests

May 04, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
It pays to know your patch, have a sense of the crowd and the strength of feeling about the issue underpinning the gathering. The supporters protest at Old Trafford against the ownership of the club by the Glazer family is the only such event that I have ever photographed - so I claim no expertise at this type of photography. Being a regular at...
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Shooting high up in the Grandstands

February 17, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
If you shoot a lot of football games you can get into a ‘normalised’ way of doing things. You sit in roughly the same spot, getting the same angle, taking the same sort of pictures - it can all become a bit of a routine. If however, you want to learn, you have to do new things, look for different ways and find unusual features. The top sports ph...
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Football in the era of Coronavirus

October 29, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
There are good bits and bad bits to shooting football during these tough Coronavirus times and in my book the bad bits far outweigh the good bits. The good bits are all about making your job easier. It’s easier to get to the ground as there are not as many cars on the roads, you get a parking space allocated at the stadium as there are no VIP or...
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Photographing Premier League football

March 09, 2020  •  1 Comment
At Premier League level, photography is highly competitive. There can be over 20+ photographers at each game producing thousands of photos. However, the interest is global so the demand for good images is high - particularly for games involving the top six teams in the country. Including travelling time to and from the ground it can take between 8...
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Photographing Snooker

March 13, 2019  •  1 Comment
Snooker is a slow moving sport so in theory it is not difficult to photograph as things move at a walking pace and players stay still on their shots for enough seconds to enable good quality sharp images. The major challenges are the quality / colour of light and the repetitiveness of it all - it is hard to get much variation in your shots and you...
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