Various Locations / £8.18 per hour / More Info
Reading / £40-60 a week / More Info
Reading / No salary / More Info
Various Primary Schools / £15-£35 per hour part-time / More Info
French, University of Reading
A sports photographer specialises in producing sporting images for commercial, artistic or editorial material. Many photographers are self-employed and sell their images to local, regional and national organisations.
A day in a life of a Sports Photographer
If I am attending a sporting event then obviously some of the day is spent travelling to the venue. You have to arrive early at the venue and decide where to position yourself. It’s never easy to decide because you just never know what or where the major moments of the game will occur.
During the game you have to be focused 100% and cannot afford to miss any moment because something could happen at any time.
After the game you process your images to see if any will make the back pages of tomorrow’s newspapers!
|1.||Having the opportunity to produce great photographs and capture special moments|
|2.||Being closely involved with a sport|
|3.||The variety of working locations and working hours|
|Name 3 not so great things about being a sports photographer|
|1.||Being away from home a lot of the time|
|3.||The long hours|
A degree in photography.
|3 opportunities and experiences you recommend people gain?|
|1.||Go to your local park and practice taking photos of the local football match (ask permission first)|
|2.||Gain work experience with a photographer and take photos at a wedding for example|
|3.||Take portrait shots of a family member or friend|
|A junior photographer coming straight from college would start on around £12,000 per year, the top photographers can earn up to around £75,000 per year.|
You can study a BA (Hons) in Photography at;
|Anglia Ruskin University|
|Canterbury Christ Church University|
|De Montfort University|
|London Metropolitan University|
|Nottingham Trent University|
|Southampton Solent University|
|Thames Valley University|
|University for the Creative Arts|
|University of Bedfordshire|
|University of Central Lancashire|
|University of Derby|
|University of Glamorgan|
|University of Gloucestershire|
|University of Northampton|
|University of Portsmouth|
|University of Sunderland|
|University of the Arts London|
|University of the West of England|
|University of Wolverhampton|
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