Snapshot #3: Under the Floodlights, Literally

What is more exciting than taking pictures of mens rugby? Taking them at night, under floodlights. And if that is not good enough? Add some heavy rain. Following Welshpool’s rugby team to Shrewsbury initially I assumed I would be practicing my framing and just adding some experience and images to my portfolio. Instead I was faced with a challenge. Shooting in low light with floodlights … Continue reading Snapshot #3: Under the Floodlights, Literally

Snapshots #1: Holding onto the Holidays

Over the last few weeks nothing really has happened on Horse and Sport as I’ve been living it up in the beautiful French countryside. Due to the nature of my holiday I didn’t really take many horse or sport related photos but plenty of landscapes. I am fortunate to have access to such a beautiful part of France, thanks to my parents who are in … Continue reading Snapshots #1: Holding onto the Holidays

Photography Tips #6: Sheep and Showmanship

When I first got a bit more serious about equine and show photography, admittedly I brushed off the idea of photographing sheep and cattle showing. I put this mainly down to my ignorance of not exactly understanding the showing of these animals, and definitely not understanding how one sheep is better than other sheep that looks identical to me. Regardless, it is a lot more tricky … Continue reading Photography Tips #6: Sheep and Showmanship

Photography Tips #5: Running with more Rugby

With the rugby season creeping ever closer with pre-season friendlies in full swing, I got the pleasure to tag along to a Welshpool game. My experience with rugby photography has been strictly restricted to rugby 7s, being used to the smaller sides and faster pace. Used to the fast pace and student atmosphere back in Aberystwyth, it was a refreshing change to  photograph a 15 a side … Continue reading Photography Tips #5: Running with more Rugby

Photography Tips #4: Rugby 7s

As I mentioned in my first post, I’ve had some experience with sports photography especially with rugby. Being at a Welsh university its hard to not be involved in the sport one way or another albeit playing, spectating, refereeing or taking photos. In this post I’m going to talk about equipment I recommend and settings, positioning on the pitch and composition. EQUIPMENT For all my … Continue reading Photography Tips #4: Rugby 7s

Photography Tips #3: Handling In Hand Showing

Over the past few days I’ve been running all over, shadowing in photography and working hence the delayed post, but here is another insight into my work with Storm! Another aspect of equine photography that isn’t necessarily something you’d give a second thought to is showing in hand. Not as thrilling to watch as jumping or dressage but equally as skilled and beautiful. The idea … Continue reading Photography Tips #3: Handling In Hand Showing

Photography Tips #2: Capturing the Clear Round

Today I had the privilege of shadowing with Storm Equine Photography, as small business based in Ceredigion specialising in horse photography, and they are very very good at it. From working with them today here are the few things that I took from it all. I was working with their equipment, in this instance, a Nikon D4 paired with a sigma 70-200mm lens. This camera … Continue reading Photography Tips #2: Capturing the Clear Round

Photography Tips #1: Going Equine

To be successful in any areas you need to have the three basics: Understanding Commitment Passion Without these three essentials any plans to work in that sector you might as well throw away. This is especially with my understanding so far with Equine sport photography. Forget all you know about artistic photography. No one wants a rule of thirds framed image of their horse looking … Continue reading Photography Tips #1: Going Equine

“Amateur Sports Photographer”

“You seem good with a camera, you should photo some matches” The first time I realised that sports photography would become a passion of mine, I didn’t even consider it an option for me. Since the tender teenage age of 14 I have had an interest in photography, but never been too serious, snapping pictures at horse shows and of my cats. It wasn’t until … Continue reading “Amateur Sports Photographer”