Combined Athletics, Bedford

I’ve always been keen on sport, having played cricket and squash for many years and since taking up photography I’ve wanted to combine the two. I have photographed quite a few local sports so far but really want to photograph at a higher level within the various disciplines. This year I was fortunate enough to…

Shooting Local Cricket Matches

Having covered quite a few local matches now, I thought I would share some of my thoughts and some lessons learned. I suppose it breaks down into two areas; (i)Equipment and (ii) The photographer’s eye. Technical stuff first then: High Shutter Speeds will freeze the action and keep everything nice and sharp, you will probably…

Local Cricket

It’s been a hot weekend and the cricket season has started here in the uk so I took myself down to my local cricket club. The light was very good so fast shutter speeds were the order of the day to help get sharp images and freeze the play. It wasn’t a high scoring game…

Tough Mudder, Yorkshire

I went to capture some of the action at a local Tough Mudder event at Broughton Hall near Skipton and it proved to be a really interesting event. “Tough Mudder is an endurance event series in which participants attempt 10–12 mile long obstacle courses that test mental as well as physical strength. The obstacles often…

20:20 Cricket

Friday night was 20:20 night when two local cricket clubs met for a twenty over thrash. I captured the first innings of the match, the light was dipping a little for the second innings even at ISO2000. The images shown below were taken with a Canon EOS 5D4 and 100-400 lens.

Fitness Shoot

A recent shoot was of bodybuilder Paul Coote at Body Temple gym in Rossendale. The brief was to capture some shots of Paul using the equipment, some staged images and also a range of shots showing the sponsor’s attire. The gym, as usual, was quite dark and had wall to wall mirrors which didn’t help,…

Clitheroe Grand Prix

Cycling returned to Clitheroe after a ten year absence and it offered another opportunity to get the camera out and do something new to me. The Grand Prix is a challenging 900m course around the centre of the town – up the slow incline of Moor Lane and Castle st, then a swift descent down…