Ian Cook – Sports Photography

This week (4th March) members of Llanelli Photographic Society were entertained by Ian Cook. Ian is a sports photographer and has covered prestigious events such as The 2012 Olympics, Champions League Final and The Commonwealth Games. However the life of a sports photographer isn’t all that glamorous and Ian kindly explained about his work, his camera gear and how he goes about getting his shots.

Ian’s talk was both entertaining and informative and gave a wonderful insight in to the world of sports photography. Here are just some of the comments made my members of LPS:

“He gave us a lot to think about as regards our camera settings. He mentioned things that I had not considered previously. They may have been sport pictures but they were quality images and some were extremely creative. Inspirational!!”

“Very interesting and informative presentation”

“Enjoyable, informative and entertaining”

“I am not interested in sport but found it very informative about how to take sport photos that you could use for other kinds of photography. He was informative,interesting and funny.”

As you may gather Ian’s talk went down very well and LPS would like to thank him for visiting us and doing such a fantastic presentation. We look forward to seeing Ian again in the future!

The image promoting this post is not by Ian – it’s by Ed Shum and is in fact last year’s winning image from our Sports DPI competition.

Our next speaker is Nigel McCall and he will be visiting LPS on the 18th March. Nigel won a Landscape Photographer of the Year Award in 2013 and will be doing a presentation called Home And Away.

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