Photos, interviews and biographies from some of the most sought-after sports photographers
Title: The World’s Top Photographers’ Workshops: Sport & Action
Author: Andy Steel
Review: To be able to call yourself a professional sport and action photographer has to be one of the most sought-after ambitions of many a budding snapper. Not only does the subject encapsulate intensity and drama, it also gets the adrenalin pumping. Whether it’s an explosive shot of Martin Johnson lifting the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia, or a picture of the gentle stroke of a sand wedge by Tiger Woods at St. Andrews, the same excitement would course through the veins of the person with camera in hand.
In this book, Andy Steel has approached some of the top names in the business to showcase their work and get some insight into how they capture such stunning shots. The illustrious names range from sports photographer Dave Rogers to acclaimed wildlife lensman Andy Rouse. Rogers, for example, has secured some of the most enduring shots in the rugby arena; and in the wilds of many corners of the globe, Rouse has called upon all his knowledge to get close to species that would send more than a shiver down your spine.
One of the best things is that the book not only includes mini biographies and interviews with the photographers, but also workshops illustrating how they came to capture a favourite shot. Often it was about being in the right place at the right time, but action photographers have to think on their feet and, if they don’t know what they’re doing, that once-in-a-lifetime shot is gone. Take some time to peruse this excellent book – you will be straight out with camera in hand before you know it.
What Digital Camera Score: 88%