POSTPONED: Sports photography masterclass with Ben LumleyBook now
*** UPDATE *** This event has been postponed due to the new restrictions coming in to force on 5th November. We hope to find a new date for the course as soon as possible.
A one-off opportunity for all aspiring sports photographers
Learn the skills and techniques of sports photography with award-winning, international sports photographer Ben Lumley in this 4-week masterclass. Ben will share his knowledge and skills of how to capture live action images - and your work will feature in an exhibition on campus later in the year.
You’ll start with a classroom-based session looking at composition and capturing of strong images using lots of historical references. This will be followed by two sessions in the field – literally! You’ll be taking photographs of various sports on campus but concentrating on rugby and football. The final session in a digital lab will show you how to do editing and post-production.
You will need access to a SLR camera, which you will need to bring you with to each session.
This opportunity is only open to current Loughborough University students and staff members.
Please note that you cannot sign up for individual sessions. Please check the dates, timing and venue for each week below and make sure you are free to attend all four weeks before you go ahead and book. The day of the week and the timings are slightly different for each session so please check the details carefully.
Wednesday 11 November, 2–4pm – Introduction to sports photography (Room MAR106, Matthew Arnold)
• Discuss sports photography using examples of different kinds of work from a variety of photographers.
• Demonstrate photo journalistic sports photography using examples such as Getty and AP.
• Demonstrate artistic fine art sports photography using examples from different sports.
• Discuss the need for commercial sports photography for brands and athletes.
• Look at the basic kit and why it is important and different from regular photography equipment.
Wednesday 18 November, 5.30-8.30pm – practical session (on campus)
You’ll be covering men’s football on campus and will be able to try out different styles of sports photography to capture the action. You’ll have the chance to explore what works for you around the sport we’re covering and get help to improve your work in camera with this on-location, 1-to-1 teaching.
Thursday 26 November, 5.30-8.30pm – practical session (on campus)
You’ll be covering women’s rugby on campus and will be able to try out different styles of sports photography to capture the action. You’ll have the chance to explore what works for you around the sport we’re covering and get help to improve your work in camera with this on-location, 1-to-1 teaching.
Wed 2 December, 2-5pm – editing and post-production (room tbc)
You’ll be shown the basics of how to edit sports images, both in a commercial setting and also during live action. You can then pick your favourite/best 10 images to show the rest of the group and for use in an exhibition on campus at a later date.
About Ben Lumley:
Ben Lumley is an internationally renowned sports photographer, working with brands, events and athletes to provide them with stand-out marketing and PR images. He has covered a huge variety of sports including athletics, swimming, cricket, cycling, triathlon and netball. He was awarded 2020 Sports Photographer of the Year at the British Photography Awards 2020.