Photographing International swimming

August 13, 2018  •  1 Comment
When you photograph a new sport for the first time it is always advisable to start at junior events so you get to understand the nature of it, the way they do things and the type of shots that may be possible. However, there was no time to plan ahead for my visit to Glasgow for the European swimming championships in August 2018 and thus it was very...
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Photographing International Cricket

June 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Unlike County cricket, the internationals play to packed stadiums and have great atmosphere. Whether it's Test matches or ODI's they are long days for the photographer with 7-8 hours of full on action and image capture. This length of time means you have to think differently about the gear that you bring. Firstly, bring a comfortable seat! Those s...
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Photographing tennis at the Nottingham Open

June 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
The tennis fraternity seems to be very friendly not just to accredited event photographers but also to spectators sitting in front rows clicking away with expensive cameras and lenses - you would not be allowed to do that in most other sports. Surprisingly the players don't seem to get put off by the shutters firing loudly quite close to them. I at...
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Photographing in bright sunlight

May 07, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Bright sunlight can be a real nightmare. At first glance, having spent a winter of dull light and very high ISO's the bright late Spring radiant sunshine can seem a wonderful set up - high shutter speeds and low ISO's...and yes, that is the way to think of it. Such conditions are not particularly ideal for fully manual shooting (as the light can c...
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Photographing the Grand National at Aintree

April 17, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Grand National photography is a mixture of hard work and thrilling sport at a truly global event. In 2018 & 2019 I covered all three days of the festival. Getting to Aintree at around 9.30am to avoid traffic and get your thoughts together for the day ahead is a good idea. The photographers marquee is large and well organised by the Aintree staff....
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