Night time Football under Floodlights

October 01, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Night time football presents its own set of photographic challenges particularly as you go down the leagues and the quality of floodlights deteriorates in terms of output. At Premier League level the floodlights are usually superb, they basically turn night into day and you can shoot quite easily and well within the capabilities of your camera sett...
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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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