Photography Tips #9: American Football

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 to other pitch sports, but note that it is more a of stop start game so there is more opportunity to follow the … Continue reading Photography Tips #9: American Football

The Bar for Actual Sports (teams)

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 social sports clubs to go watch sports in pubs in town, … Continue reading The Bar for Actual Sports (teams)

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

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