Go Photo: If I can do it, anyone can
November 30, 2010 2 Comments
Following on from the photography competition we launched last week I thought it only fair that I offer some examples of my attempts at photography. I want to prove that it really is easy to get involved in photography (note I didn’t say it was easy to be a good photographer before all you pro snappers get angry) and reiterate again how important it can be as a journalist.
After my references to my sports photographer in this morning’s post I thought I would continue with that theme….
This shot was taken whilst I was sports editor at my university paper. Looking to hone my skills as a photographer I went along to the University of Birmingham Women’s 1st team versus Loughborough University Women’s 1st team in what turned out to be an epic lacrosse match. So good in fact that we used it on the back page and were therefore grateful of having lots of shots to choose from. As you can see, this is not the best quality picture. Slightly blurred due to how dark it was, it nevertheless fitted perfectly with the mood of the article: Birmingham emerged narrow victors and so the image of a Birmingham attacker narrowly evading her opponent’s fitted nicely with the tone of the report.
Once again not a great quality picture, but with limited photographers available on this day my amateur shots were useful. The light was fading not only in the sky because so too were the hopes of Birmingham’s women’s 1st team as they were thumped by Leeds Met. The report stated that Birmingham had put in a lot of effort but were simply beaten by a far superior team. This photo, elped to assist the mood of the report: the girls looking tired and out of ideas after conceding another goal.
So as you can see we aren’t looking for amazing shots for this competition, just evidence of someone giving photography a go and capturing an image which would help an article or report when it comes to producing copy.
Email your entries to email@example.com and you could well be winning some top-notch calendars – courtesy of Wonkyfrog – just in time for Christmas.