Black and White Sports Photography
Black and White Sports Photography: A quick post today about this image which was given a Highly Commended by the SWPP in the monthly sports category for May 2012.
The photo was taken during the Bristol Rugby game is shot earlier in the year. I tend to shoot my rugby photography a bit wider than what you would perhaps expect to see in a newspaper or a magazine (my sports photography is purely for my own relaxation and not a commercial exercise). Quite often I’ll try and get a whole scene into a frame rather than a close crop “action” shot.
I really liked the picture below – there is a lot of action going on right across the pitch and the animated faces of the players tell you a lot about the game itself. My original series of images was in colour but I gave the old film emulation black and white editing a go for this particular image and I really like it. I think the colours of the players shirts help a little with the black and white.
For the photographers out there, this photograph was taken, believe it or not, not on my 1D Mark IV but on a 5D Mark III and with a 135 F/2 lens to boot.