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2018 Blueprint

I am excited about 2018 as it will be the first year that I will be able to devote myself wholly to photography & filming as I plan to submit my completed PhD thesis in early 2018. When I decided to turn this photography dream into reality and leave my job as a university lecturer, […]

Where Art & Athletics meet

07 Nov 2017 / in Blog, photography, Uncategorized

The perfect blend for me is where athleticism & art meet. I am drawn to that place and so when by chance,  I bumped into Elsa Jean de Dieu last week while I was doing another shoot on the streets of Hong Kong then I jumped at the idea to capture this talented French artist […]

Shooting the Ultra Gobi

06 Oct 2017 / in Blog, event, photography, Uncategorized

Just returned from the Gobi Desert where I shot a 400km ultra race called the Ultra Gobi. Branded as China’s most extreme race, the Ultra Gobi is a 400km non-stop, self-navigation ultra marathon held in the Gobi Desert on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. Below is a raw & unpolished insight into how I captured […]

Shooting UTMB 2017

03 Sep 2017 / in Blog, event, photography, Uncategorized

First stop in Europe during assignments through August & September was the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc 2017 race that I am shooting for the Ultra Trail World Tour. The brief was to shoot the live race action at the front end with live images going on the UTWT platforms. Here is the video I shot […]

Review of the Sony A9

28 Jul 2017 / in Blog, photography, reviews

So here it is. My first ever camera review. I’m not sure if I’ll make this a habit as this was pretty time consuming but I have been asked about the A9 by a lot of people, after hearing that I got hold of one to shoot with. What follows are my opinions based on […]

5 Composition Tips for Sports Photography

26 Jul 2017 / in advice, Blog, photography, Uncategorized

Following are some brief tips for sports photography image composition. These are bite sized samples of the tips I demonstrate & cover in detail during the photography workshops I deliver. Composition Tip #1 – FRAMING In this shot taken in Singapore, the sky was featureless & lacking any clouds or colour to give some background […]

Testing the Sony A9 in Mongolia

07 Jul 2017 / in Blog, event, photography, Uncategorized

There’s a lot of buzz about the new Sony A9 that has just been released. As a professional sports photographer, I was definitely interested in what this camera has to offer and I was lucky enough for Sony Hong Kong to let me take one on assignment to Mongolia last week to shoot an ultra […]

Mount Kinabalu Assignment with Scott Sports

03 Jun 2017 / in Blog, photography

Good times + fun folk + epic mountain = sweet assignment This is a photography formulae that rang true during a recent assignment for Scott Sports on Mt Kinabalu in Sabah. Partners in crime for the week were: Ruth Croft & Martin Gaffuri. We were shooting promotional images for the new range of Scott apparel […]

‘Hiking Reborn’ Shooting the Cover for Action Asia Magazine & The North Face

27 Feb 2017 / in Blog, photography, Uncategorized

I have shot a number of assignments for The North Face in Hong Kong and China & so when they asked me to be involved in their latest advertising campaign for their latest products that are geared towards the fast-packing/hiking community then I jumped at it.  This assignment culminated in the shot that was chosen […]

No Take Two – Shooting The 9 Dragons Ultra

14 Feb 2017 / in Blog, event, photography, Uncategorized

An insight into how I captured images for The 9 Dragons Ultra 2017. This video pretty much visually sums up how I shoot races: moving light & fast to cover as much ground as possible so that I’m there to capture the narratives that unfold throughout the race. This is the second in a series […]