Ponies and scrums - a month of sports photography in the great outdoors
23/04/12If our Facebook updates have seemed a little lacking recently, and out tweets few and far between, that's because we've been busy away from the desk and out in the countryside! Over the past few weeks, we've been working with some talented event photographers covering various sporting events from School Rugby tournaments, to National Equestrian events in the wilds of Gloucestershire where mobile reception and internet connection seem to be something of a luxury!
A touch of Equestrian event photography is just the ticket to sharpen your lens skills behind the camera, and your printing and PC skills behind the desk too, as it was all hands on deck for first the Team Chase event in Market Harborough, then the busy Blue Chip Winter Showjumping Championships and the NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships taking place over 2 weeks. The fortnight was proving to be the busiest our colleagues at Hoofprints had experienced at the National shows, and only the best was expected from the participants, many of whom were regular National competitors. And with daily start times before 7.30, and the show closing well into the evening, we were all glad of a proper rest once the event had drawn to a close this weekend.
But no rest for the industrious - another rugby tournament and a Black Tie dinner event on their way next weekend. That's the life of a pro photographer it seems!