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Sports photography masterclass with Ben Lumley

  • 5 May 2021 - 26 May 2021
  • Various timings
  • Online and face to face - details will be sent to everyone who books
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About this event

A one-off opportunity for all aspiring sports photographer

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You’ll start with an online session looking at composition and capturing strong images using lots of historical references.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, which may include rugby, archery, lacrosse and hockey. 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.

A course outline is available here and session dates are as follows: 

  • Wednesday 5 May, 2–4pm – Introduction to sports photography (online)
  • Wednesday 12 May – Documenting rugby union/archery (on campus)
  • Friday 21 May – Documenting lacrosse/hockey (on campus)
  • Wed 26 May, 2-5pm – editing and post-production (room TBC, on campus)

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.

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