Snapshots #9: Border Castle Adventure

As a farewell to 2016, and a premier adventure of the Welsh Borders, Tom and myself took the a470 and a479 along the borders down to Chepstow to check out the historic sights. Being December, a lot of places aren’t open to the public but are still able to be viewed from a distance. First stop is the Castle Keep that remains of Bronllys Castle … Continue reading Snapshots #9: Border Castle Adventure

Photography Tips #8: Golden Landscapes

Gold Beach stretches along the Normandy coast line, famously harbouring Port Winston in the Second World War and also of course being a British Landing Beach for D-Day. I love these beaches not just because of their incredible history, but also of their eerie stillness, flatness and their failure to not shine golden in the sun, all year round. In these series of photos I … Continue reading Photography Tips #8: Golden Landscapes

Snapshots #4: Horsing About Again

It is so good to be back in the arena with horses dancing round you. Equine photography has got to be a major passion of mine, and any event has reinforced this. As part of the university, Aberystwyth University Equestrian, AUE, have two riding teams A and B which compete in dressage and show jumping at home and away at various venues and on various … Continue reading Snapshots #4: Horsing About Again

Photography Tips #8: LAX to the MAX

After an action packed first week of lectures, matches, cheer and editing I can finally take a little extra time to reflect on my new experiences. The University has many many sports teams from sports I’ve never heard of like Korfball to the more common sports such as Football and also sports which I didn’t think were sports, like Korfball.* Having only played a handful … Continue reading Photography Tips #8: LAX to the MAX

Photography Tips #7: Netball

Heading back inside with the onset of rain, wind and cold, brings new and exciting challenges to me as a photographer. Last week I photographed my first BUCS Netball game. From not playing netball since maybe my early teen years the sport is a little dusty in my memory. Netball is an intense, high-paced game that can go from super speedy passes down the court … Continue reading Photography Tips #7: Netball

Photography Tips #6: New Season, Same Settings

Now that the ferocious partying of freshers has passed, it’s time to get back into the swing of things at university and knuckle down for my final year of my undergrad. This term I’ll be working with more sports teams and hopefully more events and spill all the beans on my experiences! Starting off early with Activities week I followed Tarannau, the American football and … Continue reading Photography Tips #6: New Season, Same Settings

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 #2: Sunny Days Out are the Best Days Out

Nothing can really beat that feeling you get when you wake up with the sun streaming through the crack in your curtains hiding a beautiful blue sky and promising warm temperature. Being on holiday in Normandy, everyday seems to promise such wonders, so why not make the most of it and go to the Zoo. One of my favourite places to go when I am … Continue reading Snapshots #2: Sunny Days Out are the Best Days Out