Downsizer

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind. So I made the uncanny decision to drop everything and continue education (why) and also move country (even more why). In this I have moved from Aber to Shropshire, Shropshire to rural Normandy and finally Normandy to Ottawa. Moving is always a time to downsize, filter throughContinue reading “Downsizer”

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”

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”

AUE Equestrian Photogtaphy

A little post about the trials and the start of the season with AUE Equestrian Photogtaphy. It is so good to be back in the arena with horses dancing around you. Equine photography has got to be a major passion of mine, and any event has reinforced this. As part of the university, Aberystwyth UniversityContinue reading “AUE Equestrian Photogtaphy”

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”

Preparing for University Sports Season

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 the final year of my undergrad. Not its time to start Preparing for University Sports Season. This term I’ll be working with more sports teams and hopefully more events andContinue reading “Preparing for University Sports Season”

Night Time Sports Photography

What is more exciting than taking pictures of men’s rugby? Taking them at night, under floodlights. And if that is not good enough? Add some heavy rain. Time for some Night Time Sports Photography! If you missed my last rugby posts, find there here: Following Welshpool’s rugby team to Shrewsbury initially, I assumed I wouldContinue reading “Night Time Sports Photography”

Why Go to Champrepus Zoo?

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, every day seems to promise such wonders, so why not make the most of it and go to theContinue reading “Why Go to Champrepus Zoo?”

My Holiday in Normandy

Over the last few weeks, nothing really has happened on this blog 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. So I give to you my first landscape and holiday post! IContinue reading “My Holiday in Normandy”

Sheep In Hand Photography

When I first got a bit more serious about equine and show photography, admittedly I brushed off the idea of photographing sheep and cattle shows. 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 another sheep that looksContinue reading “Sheep In Hand Photography”

Rugby Sports Photography

As I mentioned in my first post, I’ve had some experience with sports photography, especially with rugby. Being at a Welsh university it’s 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,Continue reading “Rugby Sports Photography”

How to Take Great Show Jumping Photographs

Today I had the privilege of shadowing Storm Equine Photography, a 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 NikonContinue reading “How to Take Great Show Jumping Photographs”

Becoming an Equine Photographer

The path to becoming an equine photographer is much like any other niche. To be successful in any area you need to have the three basics: 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 of Equine sports photography.Continue reading “Becoming an Equine Photographer”