Roger Hance - Capturing the decisive moment 26 Nov 2021


Last night we welcomed Roger Hance to give his presentation, via zoom, on Capturing the decisive moment – sports and action photography. The was our 2nd zoom presentation from Roger who provided another interesting and varied talk.


Roger presented over 200 images from a diverse range of indoor and outdoor sports. He gave guidance on how to gain access to events which require passes for photographers to the best locations to shoot from for those venues with unrestricted access. He highlighted that at any photographer photographing a particular sport for the first time will make many mistakes which can be used as learning for the future. He also highlighted that although he mainly uses Aperture Priority, Continuous Autofocus and Continuous shooting for his photography there are occasions when he manually focuses on a particular point (e.g. high jump bar) to get the image. Roger also highlighted that he felt certain sports lent themselves to black and white images to convey the atmosphere.


To obtain sharp images Roger needs high speeds so regularly shoots at high ISOs then uses noise reduction software. His preferred noise reduction software is Topaz Denoise.


Next Friday is our 3rd Open Competition being judged by David Woodthorpe. It is also the hand in date for the 4th Open competition which has the theme Monochrome

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