European Gymnastics Championships Berlin 5.4.11 – 10.4.11

15 04 2011

Travelled to Berlin to cover these Championships for British Gymnastics. Enjoyed my week in Berlin and success again for Britain with Beth Tweddle capturing the Gold Medal on bars. Daniel Purvis took Bronze in the Mens All Around finals.

Beth Tweddle on Winners Podium

Daniel Purvis in action for GB

Hannah Whelan in action for GB

Marcel Nguyen in action for Germany

Further photos can be viewed and purchased at   Contact

Athletics Track & Field

8 03 2010

The athletics track and field season gets underway next month.I will be covering some of the National meets this year as well as some local events.The photo above shows Liverpool Harrier and World Youth Heptathlon Champion Katarina Johnson- Thompson.This photo was taken last summer at the Merseyside Track and Field  Championships.

Shooting action photos is all about timing.The modern trend is to keep your finger on the shutter and you are bound to “get the shot”.This is not always the case and a little knowledge about the sport and anticipation often leads to a better photograph. This was shot using a 300 2.8 lens with a D3 camera.I also try to look for uncluttered backgrounds,this along with a narrow depth of focus gives a pleasing result.

Alan Edwards    

Liverpool v Unirea Urziceni

19 02 2010

Another freezing cold wet night at Anfield. Liverpools lacklustre performance did little to lift the crowd.
Liverpool dominated possession but were unable to break down the visitors and created few clear-cut chances.Liverpool scored a late goal finishing 1-0 winners.This should make for an interesting second leg.

I was concentrating tonight on capturing close ups of individual players. I used a 1.4 converter combined with a 300 2.8 lens and a D3. Once again superb low light performance from the D3.Exposure readings were 4000 asa at f2.8 and a shutter speed of 1/800.

Photos from the match can be viewed and purchased for Editorial use at the following link:

Alan Edwards

Everton v Sporting 16.2.10

17 02 2010

Covered Everton’s home game against Sporting Lisbon last night in the Europa Cup.Shooting under floodlights is not the same problem as it used tobe since the introduction of the D3.My brief last night was to capture some individual player images for use as stock,as well as action photos for news.

I used a Nikon D3 and a 3002.8 lens.The 300 2.8 is a sharp lens and autofocuses fast,however it can be a bit short for football especially if you are shooting from behind the goal.I brought along a 1.4 converter and used this to shoot with in the second half. Although loosing a stop it made for tighter framing and more suitable for capturing individual players.I used the following camera settings for the match 3200 asa,shutter speed of 800s and an aperture of f2.8.Using the 1.4 converter I set the film speed to 5000 asa.

The match itself was decent,with Everton comfortably winning 2-0 with four minutes to go.  Distin was sent off for upending Liedson inside the box and Veloso calmly slotted home an away goal. This makes for an interesting second leg.

Photos from the game can be viewed at and purchased for Editorial use at the following link:

Alan Edwards