I’ve always liked style and moving images and have a natural instinct for ‘the decisive moment’ so shooting sports photography was a natural progression for me in my commercial career.
I started in photojournalism, moved into fashion and got well paid to shoot sports advertising.
I’ve shot celebrity athletes like Lance Armstrong, Ellen MacArthur, Barry McGuigan and both the Spanish and British Olympic Teams so it was great to be asked by Digital Photographer to contribute to their article on shooting sport – just in time for London 2012,
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Since the introduction of video enabled DSLR cameras some three years ago, there has been a fast moving revolution going on in the converging worlds of photography and motion.
Asked by Digital Photographer to talk technique, tips and kit you can click on the link below to read the article in full.
While I’ve been a professional photographer for over 20 years it always seems strange to me when I get asked for careers advice because I’ve only ever had one ambition in life – to be a photographer.
The fact that I earn a living from what I love is a privilege I try not to lose sight of but I’d do it even if I didn’t because it’s so much a part of what I am, who I am and what defines me.
I wasn’t very good at school.
I’m not the academic type.
I never assisted anyone and am totally self taught.
I’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way.
I’ve learnt the hard way.
I’ve always liked to share the knowledge I’ve acquired so if you plan to go pro or have an interest in the working life of a photographer click on the images below for my double page Q&A Careers Advice in Digital Photographer
I get asked about how I shot this image more times than any other.
Fire is more usually captured at dusk but the fact that these flames were caught in high light against a deep blue sky is what makes this picture so arresting.
Click on it to reveal the story behind the still image as seen in Digital Photographer
I’m a little late with this post so blame it on being lazy or just being out of touch in Lapland.