Sport Photography

Photos, stories, tips and advice from the world of Sports Photography

Behind The Scenes: Royal Run.

Keep the diary open Whether it was wishful thinking or simply experience, when I first heard about the Royal Run back in 2017 I decided to keep the 21st May available in my calendar. “We won’t be needing you for that particular race,” I was told, but a voice in my head kept saying, “Yeah […]

Future King of Denmark Joins In Birthday Celebrations With The Royal Run.

In merely a few days time the future king of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik, will be celebrating his 50th birthday and all over the country flags will be at high mast. A total of five Danish cities are involved in celebratory shenanigans which began on May 18, and span nine days, which The Royal Family […]

Remember: You don’t know EVERYTHING

How a recent photography workshop taught me how to focus ”The D800 isn’t very good for sports photography,” said my very unreliable source. It was my first summer here in Copenhagen and I was working for a company photographing running events. I didn’t know it at the time, but this guy would go on to […]

A photographer’s perspective of Shrovetide

What really happened when I went home to document the biggest game of football in the world? Although I couldn’t see it at that particular moment, somewhere up ahead a ball made of Portuguese cork was being fought over by hundreds of men. Their aim was simple: to release it from the ‘hug’ and get […]

Surviving the 2015 Copenhagen Marathon

The man’s face shimmered with sweat in the afternoon sun as his legs soldiered on. Mile after mile he continued through the streets of Copenhagen, whilst around him, thousands of runners struggled to keep going and crowds roared in his ears. His goal: to reach the finish line so he could start editing his pictures […]

The Sports Photographer on top of the World

If you’ve had your head in the sand for the past few weeks (or have just moved to the country) then you might have missed out on some pretty awesome news: the return of Red Bull Cliff Diving to Copenhagen. Back in June 2013, several of the world’s bravest athletes stood on the roof of […]

From the UK to Oz. On a Bike!

The distance is over 11,000 miles, and this maniac did it   Back in December I had the pleasure of working alongside freelance writer Oli Broom from the UK. Oli flew in to Denmark to write several articles about the cycling culture here (or just culture, as the locals kept reminding him), and one of […]

Behind The Scenes: Lasse Sjørslev

How do you get a nice image when photographing with fluorescents?   Last week I was given the task of photographing TV2 News Presenter Lasse Sjørslev, and how pleased was I when it started to rain and snow just a few minutes before the shoot! Knowing that Lasse would have to change clothes at some […]

Paptastic

Poor Princess Mary. And I mean that sincerely. For a good couple of hours she was hounded by men with cameras (including me, I should admit) and they just would not leave her alone. It was a couple of Saturdays ago here in Copenhagen and the weather was hot hot hot. A children’s anti-bullying relay […]

Copenhagen Marathon 2014

Since 4:56am I’ve been scrolling through hundreds and hundreds of images from yesterday’s Copenhagen Marathon and the same faces keep showing up. The difference in each picture, however, are the looks on their faces, as things gradually go from jolly and exciting to nightmarishly strenuous. As I set off on my bike yesterday morning shortly […]

Paralympics

Russia is getting its fair share of attention at the moment. Not too long ago there was the Pussy Riot incident (girls locked up for singing anti-Government songs in a church). Then there’s the recent Anti-Homosexuality Propaganda laws that were passed by Vladimir Putin (to protect the children, apparently). And of course now there’s civil […]

A Game of Ice and Gunfire

At 8am the first gunshot fired, signalling the start of the 2014 Holmenkollmarsjen in Norway. I stood at the side of the start line and watched the colourfully-dressed competitors through my 200mm lens. Minutes before there had been jokes and laughter, hearty pats on the back and hand-shakes amongst friends, but now there was just […]