Shooting Tennis on Film

Recently I was very lucky to attend the Eastbourne tennis finals. Amongst other top athletes I got to see Novak Djokovic and Caroline Wozniacki play. I love sport and have always captured the moments digitally but I wanted to push myself and aimed to photograph the day on film.

My camera of choice was my Pentax Espio, it’s a ‘point and shoot’ camera which allowed me to not worry about changing settings and enjoy the tennis. I shot on Agfa 200 film, I chose a film with an ISO of 200 as it was a bright day and I was really interested to see how a budget film (£1!) reacted to high speed action. I am impressed with the results considering that the film and camera all together cost me £3.50!

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Runners-Up

Having been a lifelong supporter of my hometown club BHAFC yesterday was a dream come true. 20 years ago the club nearly went extinct and now their on the way to the premier league after finishing 2nd in the Championship. I went to my first match (away to Watford!) aged 5 and got my first season ticket when I was 6 so it was great to celebrate not only the teams success but the all the ups and downs over the years. Below are some of my favourite photographs I took during the day.

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Chris Hughton (Manager)

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Reservoir Views

Making the most of a bank holiday weekend day here in England I headed to Arlington Reservoir. It has a beautiful walk around the reservoir which takes you through the country side which takes around an hour.

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Shooting in Golden Hour

If your looking to improve your photography utilising the golden hour is a must. This is considered the hour (or two) after sunrise and before sunset. Midday-sun creates strong contrasts and often over saturated images. Whereas the golden hour provides much softer colours. While visiting my family for Easter I went for a walk around the suburban surroundings, taking photos of what could be considered boring subjects but showcasing how golden hour brings out a different, often more preferable colour palette.

I’ve spent the last 3 days visiting exhibitions all around London including the Sony Photography Awards at Somerset House (go see it!). In the meantime I’m getting back to updating my Instagram with photos from my exhibitions adventures, with a bit of street photography thrown in for good measure..

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A Snapshot of Hastings

Hastings; located on the English south coast and famous for the Battle of Hastings in 1066. It now has over 90,000 residents and a brand new pier. I spent yesterday photographing the new pier and residents of this increasingly popular seaside town.

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