Thanks for stopping! I hope you like sport as there are plenty of sporting images here for you to enjoy. I am a big sports fan, no matter what the sport is. I just love photographing sporting action.
I love to capture the split second action and the expressions on the faces of the competitors. Most of the time, the sports person doesn't know the expressions on their faces as they are competing and I have had a range of comments made to me after they have seen the photos ranging from "I look so angry!" to "Delete that photo immediately!"
I like the challenge of photographing sports, especially here in the North East of Scotland. The weather is rarely kind when photographing football and rugby and the humidity in a swimming pool will try to kill your camera gear.
There are 3 main points when it comes to photographing sports:
1. Knowledge. Know how the game you are photographing is played. Take a few minutes at the start of the game to watch how the game flows. DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU ARE PHOTOGRAPHING A 100mtr SPRINT!
2. Reactions. Always be ready to push the shutter release and ALWAYS be ready to get out of the way! 5 or 6 Rugby players on top of you or a Wrestler coming over the top rope and landing on top of you WILL leave a bruise!
3. Be psychic. You would be amazed the number photos I have been lucky enough to get just because I had a "feeling" something was going to happen. Maybe it's experience, but if you think something is going to happen, react.
There is a section for "Arty" images, some scenic and local interest. I'm not all sports you know, even I like to get out occasionally.