Taken by Ella on her very little camera (Summer 2009)
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I am a freelance sports photographer specialising in cricket.
My lovely friend Jarrod of cricket with balls fame suggested I should have a blog for my pics, so here it is. There will be rather a lot of crickety photos but hopefully enough others (particularly during the dark days of winter) to interest any philistines who don’t appreciate the beautiful game!
I’ve been a passionate cricket fan since my parents introduced me to village cricket and then took me to watch Kent when I was a very wee thing! In 2008 I bought a pretty basic camera and started taking photographs from the green seats at The St Lawrence Ground. Four years (as of April 2012) and a number of kit upgrades later, I’m now mostly using a Canon 1D IV and a Canon EF 500mm f/4.0L IS USM lens for my cricket photos.
I got my break in November 2009 when I was approached by and contracted to Kent County Cricket Club as their official photographer, a position I relinquished after three years. In August 2011 I joined the team at Spin Cricket and have been shooting county and international matches for the magazine since then.
My photos are now regularly published and in addition to Spin have appeared in The Cricket Paper, All Out Cricket, The Times, The Sun, The Mirror, The Sunday Express, on a number of county cricket websites, Kent Sports News and Cricinfo.
In January 2010 I was recruited by the guys at Test Match Sofa to take photographs and am now very happily part of the team itself, appearing on the sofa during commentary as often as engagements allow.
2011: photographed a number of events for Rob Key’s Benefit Year
September 2011: first photograph commissioned by and published in a national newspaper – The Times prints my image of Stewart Walters batting under lights with a pink ball.
September 2011: photos from the Freddie Flintoff XI v The Bunbury’s match appear on the Chris Evans page on the Radio Two website.
2012: official photographer for Geraint Jones’s Benefit Year
In addition to cricket and hockey, I’ve also photographed rugby, football, golf, Aussie Rules football & American football. Diary allowing, I am available for commissions and will try my hand at any sport!
If you’d like to use any of the photographs, please do contact me by email. Like other photographers, I can’t afford to give my images away (kit has to be paid for and updating lenses etc isn’t cheap!) but I offer competitive rates.
Taken at Lord’s, September 2011.
I hope you enjoy looking at the photos as much as I enjoy taking them!
Contact email address: email@example.com
Twitter: follow @SarahCanterbury for the photographs and @spitfiressarah for my chatter!
Please note: all images on the website are copyrighted. No unauthorised reproduction. All rights reserved.