Skaters from the ANZAS ice skating competition in February 2024, your images are live on the Melbourne Sports Photography website. Actually, as many of you know, they have been live for a week now ... and we are just catching up with writing a blog post!
The galleries are password protected, with passwords available from Ice Skating Victoria.
If you would like to view and purchase images, please do so promptly, as the galleries are open until 7 March 2024.
Thank you to everyone for making Craig and Bianca feel welcome as part of the ice skating community. We look forward to seeing you and these terrific costumes at the next event.
An area of focus for the Melbourne Sports Photography team already this year is expanding our creative portrait offerings. These are available for club media days, teams, and individuals.
Recently Kaitlyn joined us as we tested out options including using new backgrounds built by the Melbourne Sports Photography team, and using light wands to create light trails.
These images are really unique with every image different from each other. The effect is created in camera using coloured light wands to create patterns and shapes behind the subject. Here we used plenty of pink to match Kaitlyn's outfit. The colours can be tailored to match or compliment the colour of your club.
Bring on the gold background! This image was created using a background which Phil and Craig built. While it's a little bulky - making transport a challenge (!) - once on site it is quick and easy to assemble. The gold colour is going to look striking when players are in their playing uniform. We also have a silver version of this background and are looking for a club to try it out on.
If you'd like to discuss options for Melbourne Sports Photography's media days and creative portraits, please make contact with Craig. Details are on the contact page here on the Melbourne Sports Photography website. Have your club stand out from the pack with creative sports portraits.
Melbourne's summer of tennis is well underway and Melbourne Sports Photography's Craig Dingle and Sally Jacob were both on hand to shoot the Kooyong Classic in the second week of January.
This is one of the lead up events prior to the Australian Open, where the world's top tennis players seek valuable match practice and the opportunity to acclimatize to the Australian summer.
This year the 3 days of the Kooyong Classic were all warm days - in the mid 20 degrees celsius up to the early 30's. The players definitely got a touch of summer heat and the type of weather which is common for the Australian Open.
The standard of tennis was strong, and the event was well supported by Melbourne tennis fans.
Photographers have access to one side of the court, being able to sit close to court side to capture the action.
If you are in Melbourne next January, consider heading down to the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club on Glenferrie Road to enjoy some top action prior to the Australian Open. And look out for the Melbourne Sports Photography team sitting courtside!
While it's the middle of summer at the moment and we'd rather be at the beach(!), the team at Melbourne Sports Photography are looking ahead and seeing plenty of busy months doing team photos. If you are considering contacting us to inquire about team photos, please do so sooner rather than later. We only have a small number of vacancies left between February and the end of June 2024.
When you reach out it will be helpful to know:
* what are your preferred dates
* how many teams and players you would like photographed
* whether there are also officials (coaches and team managers) and how many
* your preferred location
Our studio equipment is portable and we can come to you for the shoot. We will need a good size indoor space, like a hall or club rooms.
Once you have provided team lists and player details there is only a small amount of effort required by your club - getting the players, coaches and team managers in the right place at the right time! We aim to make the other steps in the process easy - starting with an online ordering facility, right through to delivering prints in individual and team packs.
Reach out to book in your club team photo session. Details are on the Contact page here on the Melbourne Sports Photography website.
In addition to photographing action sports and team photos, the team at Melbourne Sports Photography have spent a good part of the year meeting the demand for creative sports portraits. This has included a range of sports - footy, basketball, dance, and martial arts - and we are keen for that list of sports to grow!
This style of photography is becoming increasingly popular, reflecting how important sport is to the athlete, and also enabling creative lighting effects that are not possible "in game".
Dance portraits are very popular and we have completed two recent assignments in this space.
First was a shoot with dancer Lisa Tan. This was based at a local hall in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne which Melbourne Sports Photography often use for this type of shoot. The second was with Comm23 at the Australian Allstar Cheer Federation Nationals Championships which were held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.
If you are interested in creating some fascinating portraits for your sport, please make contact. Our equipment is mobile so that we can do these shoots anywhere that there is a good sized indoor space.