Aber-geddon: Rugby 7s

My fourth and final Rugby 7s as a University student. Time flies and it’s quite hard to believe that I’ve come this far in terms of photography and getting back into sports! From 2013 Rugby 7s in Aberystwyth, equipped with a 450d, a tamron 70-300mm lens and no proper grasp on sports photography to 2017,Continue reading “Aber-geddon: Rugby 7s”

Varsity 2017

As with most other universities across the U.K. Aberystwyth engages with their rivals Bangor in annual sports-day-esque event known as Varsity. Each Uni bi-annually hosts the competition, seeing the likes of sports and societies alike to put forward their best and brightest to win the beloved silverware. This year Aberystwyth hosted the competition inviting aroundContinue reading “Varsity 2017”

Photography Tips #11: Capturing a Performance

There is nothing I like more than lying on the floor not having to worry about things. Maybe my nihilist approach to life does have its benefits as the angle from the floor under theatre lights does something magical for me. Living by the 45 degree rule in photography and by application the rest ofContinue reading “Photography Tips #11: Capturing a Performance”

Archery Series #4: Worcester, Double Worcester

Being back with relatively frequent practises and competitions in archery, brings me to doing all sorts of rounds, not just the standard portsmouth we all grow to have a love/hate relationship with. This weekend gave me the opportunity to shoot one of my favourite barebow rounds, but this time with my trusty compound. The Worcester round.Continue reading “Archery Series #4: Worcester, Double Worcester”

Archery Series #3: String, Nose…

Again with the Archery! To be fair, it is a sport that I am improving in readily, and learning more and more as I go along. When I first picked up a bow I didn’t see myself being intrigued in archery forums and articles in sports magazines, but now I am a true archery nut.Continue reading “Archery Series #3: String, Nose…”

Snapshots #11: Going Up North (Again)

A weekend away with no internet and good friends is something everyone should do throughout the year. Last time I was in the foggy Lake District with good friends and a rabbit. This time the escape took up right to the top of Northumberland in the seaside town of Seahouses. Being only a stone’s throwContinue reading “Snapshots #11: Going Up North (Again)”

Archery Series #2: Vegas Baby!

Yes I have finally decided to go straight back at it, right into the deep end of Archery. So not just starting off with a WAA18 a couple weeks ago but also with the events of last weekend. We travelled up to Sheffield to compete in the Northern Qualifier for BUCS and the following dayContinue reading “Archery Series #2: Vegas Baby!”

Snapshots #10: I Walked Up a Hill

Fortunately I got the opportunity to visit a couple of friends up in the Lake District and Lancashire Area. Hill walking has never been a main ambition of mine with the idea of walking up the hill means the inevitable walk back down. But I did it. My friend and I went to an exhibitionContinue reading “Snapshots #10: I Walked Up a Hill”

Welsh 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. For a Welsh Border Castle Adventure. Being December, a lot of places aren’t open to the public but are still able toContinue reading “Welsh Border Castle Adventure”

Café Culture and the Continent

Winter days are always better with a good hot beverage. This goes across the world I am sure. Just a skip over the channel, the French do coffee properly. So here is my post on Café Culture and the Continent. More Normandy Posts here! If you’re more comfortable at home with your tea, out andContinue reading “Café Culture and the Continent”

Aquarium Photography Tips

I can not explain how much I love aquariums. Any size aquarium from the large sea life centres to smaller coastal centres and all those in between. I got to go to the Blue Planet Aquarium near Chester to try out some Aquarium Photography Tips. Of course, I took my camera along with me likeContinue reading “Aquarium Photography Tips”

American Football Sports Photography

Being an unconventionally British sport, American Football is steadily growing in popularity in the U.K. Mainly based at universities and community teams, the sport combines the best bits of speed, hard hits, and strategy. Taking photos of this sport is no different from other pitch sports, but note that it is more a of theContinue reading “American Football Sports Photography”

Bar 46 New Bar in Aberystwyth

This isn’t my usual type of Blog post, but I just wanted to set a few things straight. Aberystwyth is notoriously known for its pub scene boasting an impressive number of pubs for a small coastal town, but finally, a bar has opened that is perfect for everyone including sports teams. It’s hard for socialContinue reading “Bar 46 New Bar in Aberystwyth”

Gold Beach Landscape Photography

Gold Beach stretches along the Normandy coastline, 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,Continue reading “Gold Beach Landscape Photography”

Bonfire Night, Fire and Magic

In the U.K. it has become a strange tradition to remember the 5th of November. As Brits, we are accustomed to the turnover of November with the smokey haze of bonfires, fireworks, and sparklers. Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire night, or Firework night commemorates that time some disgruntled catholic joined a plot to blow up ParliamentContinue reading “Bonfire Night, Fire and Magic”

Normandy in October My Holiday

Aberystwyth is often portrayed as a Bubble, being a small community with all your needs on the edge of the world, a windy way from any larger towns or cities that are inland. Luckily for me, I took a break and went over to see my parents in the beautiful Normandy. After posting about itContinue reading “Normandy in October My Holiday”

Lacrosse Sports Photography

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. This week with some Lacrosse Sports Photography. The University has many many sports teams from sports I’ve never heard of like Korfball to the more common sports such as FootballContinue reading “Lacrosse Sports Photography”

Summertime Unfitness

Getting back into the university routine means getting my study on, sitting in the library watching the rain out of the window, and of course, getting back into the sports training routine. As summer saw no activity leading to my Summertime Unfitness. My fantastic timetable is made up of 3 hours a week, this givesContinue reading “Summertime Unfitness”