Adams Park Stadium, Andy Weimann, Antonio Luna Rodriguez, Ashley Westwood, Aston Villa, Aston Villa manager, Charles Dunne, Daniel Johnson, Dean Morgan, Fabian Delph, Gareth Ainsworth, Graham Burke, Greene King IPA Terrace, Home Team dugout, Jo Kuffour, Mascot Bodger, Matt Brown, Matt Ingram, Paris Cowan-Hall, Paul Lambert, Ron Vlaar, Tommy Fletcher, Wycombe Wanderers, Wycombe Wanderers Manager
2013/14 Pre-Season Friendly
Adams Park Stadium, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire – Saturday 20th July 2013
Average camera settings throughout the match:
Shutter: 1/3200 – 1/6400 sec
f/ stop: 2.8
ISO: 360 – 500
White balance: Auto
A little bigger
This was the third pre-season game I covered so far and the level of football despite being it a ‘friendly’ went up with the skill, speed and tactical game play. I arrived at Adams Park Stadium over two hours due to the following reasons:
- The sunny weather would once again follow me which gave me some excellent light when photographing Adams Park Stadium.
- Wycombe Wanderers (the team who I was covering) would be playing against Aston Villa, a Premier League team, which meant thousands of expected fans from both sides would be turning up, which presented me with a couple of photographic ideas I’ve been waiting to produce.
NOTE: Always ask a fans permission before you photograph them. Theirs a small chance they will say no based on their assumption their photograph will be used for their clubs football programme/magazine, official website etc. But it’s always polite and professional to ask first. If they say “What will the photograph be used for?” be honest with your answer and as a nice token mention you will send them a digital copy of the photograph you will take of them, as a thank you.
Stock shot duty:
Yet again to update the papers library it was primary ‘stock shot’ duty. However, fully expecting Wycombe Wanderers to play in their new home kit, they instead play in what I like to call “The Tropicana kit”. Not really an issue, just a slight announce that I will probably have to shoot them all over again when they play in their new home kit and not the away.
Since I’m a sports photographer, by default I’m also expected to capture at least some action, so here is how I got on:
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