Lightning Speed: Sports Photography one-day workshop

2017-06-03 10:30
2017-06-03 12:00

(Image: Tim Anger)

Lightning Speed: Sports Photography | one-day workshop
Learn to capture movement, speed, emotion and endurance in this one-day workshop with experienced sports photographer Tim Anger. You will be provided with an overview of the history of sports photography as well as learn technical skills, before implementing these on a location photoshoot. You will also get to take part in group and online feedback sessions.

The workshop will include:


  • A short history of sports photography (in images)
  • Exposure triangle refresher
  • Camera settings (shutter speed; ISO/auto - noise; exposure mode; aperture; focus mode/continuous; continuous shutter mode/burst mode; jpg/RAW; white temp)
  • Know your camera (able to change/adjust settings quickly)
  • Framing/composition
  • DOF
  • Position to shoot/know your sport/angle (front on/side on)/height
  • Be aware of your surroundings: other shooters, refs, cameramen, ball boys, spectators
  • Equipment: monopod and lenses (focal length, cost v quality/light performance/constant aperture, prime v zoom, manufacturer v third party)
  • Break the rules/motion blur/tight shot/off action - selective focus


  • Field trip to shoot a game (Easts Rugby Club v Wests Rugby Club, Griffith Oval)


  • Review images and discuss changes

Tim Anger - Tim's interest in photography goes back to his early teens. Tim is a freelance photojournalist, and his work has been printed in a number of national and international news publications, including, The London Times, the UK Telegraph, and commissioned by the UK Guardian newspaper. One of his other great passions is rugby, and Tim has been fortunate enough to shoot Super Rugby and International matches in Australia, as well as the Top 14 Rugby Final in Paris in 2015, along with internationals between France and Australia. He also covered the final stage of the Tour de France in 2014 & 15. Tim's commercial clients include the Australian Sports Commission and the ACT Government, Land Development Agency. Tim's work has also been shown in galleries in Canberra, Wollongong and Melbourne.

What to bring?

  • Camera* (Digital SLR camera or mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera or traditional film SLR), a range of lenses if you have them, charged batteries, memory cards and camera manual if available
  • (Optional) a monopod, if you have one and are wanting to shoot with larger lenses such as 400 or 500mm
  • Meals and transport are not provided

This workshop was run on Saturday 3 June 2017, 10:30am-4:30pm (10:30am-1:30pm at PhotoAccess, 2:30pm-4:30pm at sports game). Plus online feedback and review the following week.
To express your interest in future dates please email us

$175 (for current PhotoAccess members)
$210 (includes 12 months membership to PhotoAccess)

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Maximum number of participants: 8
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Who is this class for? This workshop is aimed at people who already have basic cameras skills. Completion of one of the following courses/workshops (or relevant experience) is recommended as a minimum; Camera Basics one-day workshop, or Camera Skills five-week course.

(Image: Tim Anger)