And then came reality ...... Turning my enthusiasm for sports photography into the sportsshots you see here today was never going to be easy, especially with no previous business knowledge or experience, but here we are further down the road still producing sports images and now raising our standard to bring you new areas to the site, with our news features and what's happening within the region. Over this period sportsshots has grown from me, myself and I, to a team of dedicated, enthusiastic photographers and the odd journalist to help provide you with a service worth using.
Another new service sportsshots has to offer is Photography Lessons. If you are a beginner and just need more knowledge about how your camera works, or if you are more accomplished and want to try your hand at action photography, we can provide helpful guidance on a one to one or small group basis. View our services for more information.
We are also always looking for new writers/photographers who would like to provide photojournalistics images for our news feature pages. We will provide training and support as well as assignments for you to cover ...... if this interests you whether you are a writer, photographer or video photographer we aim to give you a platform to present your skills ...... contact us for more information.
Alongside all this new stuff we still have our same core values for you our customers. We still provide extensive photographic services with our password protected online galleries and a team of photographers who care about what they do.
MarkMark belongs to an elite group of people called the "vegetarians". But where he lacks the intake of a good steak, his drive and sheer determination for a spirited sports story makes Mark a genuinely respected bloke in the field. He is young at heart and in mind which equals the perfect concoction for such an enthusiastic character as himself, even if he is a leaf eater.
RobEditor and Master of Words. Having taken a short sabbatical from sports writing due to an incident with a type writer, Rob is now revisiting the subject with renewed motivation. Words are no longer safe as Derbyshire quivers under the pressure from his mighty biro.
BrennanThe professor of the group. When Brennan applies himself to a job he will always come up with some amazing results. Never afraid to experiment with new ideas, with a great sense of timing to capture the moment, amazing really considering his alarm clock is always set on British Student Time.
Rob LeakeA street sport photographer and film maker, also partial to death metal. Often to be found with his band, bounding around on stage with a bass in one hand and a camera in the other. With his amps set at F11 and tempo at 1/1000th he will probably be deaf by the age of 30 but at least he will still have his sight for the film industry.
GaryGary holds the ability to recognize any camera product from just its barcode. His intake of photographic knowledge is almost as impressive as his intake at a real ale festival, but don't be fooled, as he is as sharp as they come when it comes to bagging an image.
Dave McTDave studied Scottish from birth and having almost cracked it, he now dabbles in English. Dave's interest in photography goes back to when Fox Talbot was a lad. He has many talents in photography, with his images often winning competitions. Big asperations with a big heart.
Steve Gresty (D'Artagnan)A published writer who's developed a keen eye for a picture. With an appetite for high adventure he demonstrates more than a passing interest in climbing, mountain biking and, more recently, unicycling, confirmation that he is indeed unbalanced. A determined wordsmith who will go that extra mile to get the story behind the images - even if it is on one wheel!
SamOur multitasker. Speaks Japanese, and broken English, Sam studied photography at De Montfort University and now seeks the latest photography thrill capturing people as her preferred subject. Other talents include the ability to leave a room full of people smiling.
CollinCollin will often be found balancing a Nikon 300mm lens with a sugar glazed donut. Despite wranings from his GP that it may damage his health he insists on still using Nikon. Always the first with a joke with an extraordinary ability to blag his way into anywhere for an image.
YouCould this be you?
sportsshots are looking new photographers, journalists, filmmakers ... If you are interested in sport and have a developing skill to offer then this could be for you. We aim to provide a platform to showcase your works as well as providing you with training.
For more information, contact sportsshots.