If you’re in the market for a high-quality mirrorless camera, the Fujifilm X-T4 and X-T5 are two models that you should consider. These cameras are known for their advanced features, compact size, and high-quality image output. In this blog post, we’ll compare the Fujifilm X-T4 and X-T5, focusing on the differences in weight and resolution and how these factors can impact your photography, particularly for hiking and adventures.Continue reading “XT-4 to XT-5 for travel/adventure photography”
End of season push
As the football season quickly approaches its end, I find myself reflecting on the incredible season it’s been this year. As a sports photographer, I have had the privilege of capturing some truly unforgettable moments on the pitch, watching my team (The Eagle FC) chase for points right up until the last game.Continue reading “End of season push”
Vintage TLR video rig
Having recently finished editing my second video with the TLR video rig, I thought I’d share what I used to build it and how I found it to use.Continue reading “Vintage TLR video rig”
Kid friendly walks – Kinder reservoir
The second of the Peak District walks, this time a bit more open but equally as pleasant and fun for the kids.Continue reading “Kid friendly walks – Kinder reservoir”
The start of another season
As the summer feels like it’s drawing to a close, for anyone shooting winter sports it’s the time to dust off the hand warmers and other bits and bobs and get ready. There’s a few things I might try out this year, as I try to continue improving both my photo and video skills while out pitchside…Continue reading “The start of another season”
Kid friendly walks – Snake wood
There are lots of good walks for kids in the Peak District, but this has to be one of the best for feeling wild.Continue reading “Kid friendly walks – Snake wood”
Raindrops: Behind the shot
I recently posted an abstract photo of some raindrops with an umbrella showing through them (Instagram post below), and I had someone ask me how I did it and if I could share some of the details of behind the scenes, so I thought I’d do a write up of how I set out with the shot and some of the reasoning behind it.Continue reading “Raindrops: Behind the shot”
Tutorial – Football Photography
Following on from my previous post about starting out in sports photography, I thought I’d put something together about what I’ve learnt around shooting football matches. When I first started planning out a post on this, I wasn’t going to make it a tutorial (I’m still learning, so no master!) but as I’m writing this it’s apparent it is. So, this will be my take on how I shoot football games, and please comment/message me if you have any other tips or think I could do something better. One of my original aims for this post was that I could provide a sort of reference set, locations and focal lengths with example images to try to help people know what to expect depending on their lens availability and or location flexibility. Note – I’ve also included a video part to this tutorial so you can see what it looks like from where I’m sitting during the game (link to video). In the future I’d like to expand this to some other sports, so let me know if you have found this useful and I will try to make that happen, but for now I’ll start with football.
Sports photography – of the amateur kind
One of the first genres of photography I really spent much time on was sports photography (alongside wildlife), but then after a while it dropped off as I moved away from the area of the team I was shooting. However more recently I’ve got the sports photography buzz back again, so I thought it would be a good time to share some experience of how I’ve gotten the buzz back, and how others may find that trying sports photography is easier than they thought (and definitely something to try at least a few times).
Finding Inspiration pt2
In part 1 I covered the digital forms of media that I find useful for sources of inspiration, in this post I will talk more about other sources of inspiration. With finding inspiration from non-online sources it can take more effort, but often it can have a bigger impact, so is certainly worth exploring. That being said, there are some easy access sources that may be closer than you realise.