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Penalty Shoot-Out Glory

I don’t suppose that the U18 team players from Hampton School even realised that the hail-stones were coming down in Shrewsbury this week as their goal keeper saved a penalty to secure victory for them in the English Schools FA Cup final. There was only going to be one place to be when the spot […]

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15 Years Covering Future Rugby Stars

It only seems yesterday that St Benedict’s U15’s won the Daily Mail sponsored Schools Cup at Twickenham in 2005 but here we are again ahead of the semi-finals at the Allianz Stadium this weekend. It’s my 15th appearance at these prestigious semi-finals but they always provide some wonderful rugby and a chance to glimpse future […]

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Front Page News

My clients don’t always have the time to tell me what they have done with my images so it’s always nice surprise when I discover that one of my sports images has been selected for a front cover. I’ve been working with KCS for many years now and the Junior School just pointed out to […]

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Call the referee!

I’m not usually one for blowing my own whistle so I decided to ask a referee what they thought about my work. I simply asked my client to write a reference for me working as a photographer in their school and I was delighted about what they said: “Gerry has worked as a School photographer […]

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You’ve Been Framed!

I’ve always used a professional photographic laboratory to produce high quality prints because I want my photos to look the best they possibly can. However, the cost prices of frames generally have always been four or more times the price of print. But now, thanks to a lot of research on the internet, I have […]

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Top 6 tips to get better rugby photographs

Capturing that pin sharp special sporting moment is one thing but there are things that you can plan in advance to help produce more outstanding images. 1. Pick a game you can win for more trys and celebrations 2. The 1st XV team game will have more camaraderie images. After all they have been together […]

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Back to school time

  The Autumn term has begun in earnest this week and some schools get the sports scene going straightaway. I don’t photograph Lacrosse very often but I have enough knowledge of how the game is played and therefore where all the key action will be on the field. The vital piece of information is how […]

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Back with the programme….

I love surprises, especially when you arrive at an event to find the main sponsor has chosen one of your photographs to represent them and the event. This celebration photograph shows the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (Wakefield) U15’s rugby captain raising the NatWest U15 Schools Cup trophy at Twickenham last year. You only get one chance […]

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Front Page News Again

My local school employs me to take their sports and prospectus images but were recently wooed by a marketing company who said they could produce their latest prospectus publication and they would do everything in house to make things easier. Suffice to say that I was asked to go in to shoot an image for […]

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Reasons to be cheerful…

It must be a great feeling knowing that all the hard work in rugby training has paid dividends. Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Wakefield won their NatWest U15 Cup semi-final on Sunday and will play Warwick School in the final at the prestigious Twickenham Stadium at the end of March. The school were keen to […]

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