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 #6: 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 turn over 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 Parliament (to put it in loose terms). Usually an effigy … Continue reading Snapshots #6: Fire and Magic

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 #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