Downhill Mountain Bike Racing - 15th MARCH 2020 - 199

This is your chance to shoot one of the most amazing action packed sports around - Downhill Mountain Bike Racing - just 30 mins outside London. 


100 + racers will be taking on the challenge of the "Ricochet", a fast test of speed, bravery and skill. With Red Kites flying overhead, Wendover Woods lie on the northern ridge of the Chiltern Hills on the Buckinghamshire / Hertfordshire border and is home to the Aston Hill Downhill MTB Track. It is a fantastic setting for what will be some best and most dramatic downhill riding around. 


At an elevation of 260m Aston Hill Bike Park is one of the South-East's premier Mountain bike racing areas. It offers 5 downhill tracks of varying levels and includes a challenging 4 mile XC Loop and track. It is awesome. The racing provides for some excellent sports action photography and you will be shooting in the heart of the woods right up close to the riders as they speed past negotiating some of the biggest and nastiest tree roots and turns around. 

This a 3 to 4 hour event with a 10am start.

We will start with a full photo technical briefing before hitting the downhill action in the woods. I will take you through various photo techniques that will enable you to capture some amazing pictures just a few feet from the action. It's just incredible to be so close !

Long trousers, robust walking shoes/boots are a must. If you have some fingerless gloves too that would be helpful.

This is NOT a course that needs long telephoto lenses. Ideally you will have a wide zoom (24-70mm or so) and a 70-200mm as well. A flashgun is also a must as I will be teaching you some stunning flash/blur photo techniques to enhance the feeling of speed in your images - giving them a real wow factor. 

It is also a course for ALL LEVELS of photography, from beginner to advanced. Don't worry, I can get as technical as you like and will gauge everyone abilities quickly. If you're someone that really wants to push your sports photography forward experimenting with new techniques then this is for you, but you can also get great pictures too if you want to keep things simpler. Don't be scared - whatever you photographic level I will take you to the next step. 

The course is on 18th March and the fee is 199. Places are strictly so please email me at info@sportsphotographyschool.co.uk to book your place.
 

ALL IMAGES TAKEN ON THIS COURSE MUST BE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE OFFERED FOR SALE OR COMMERCIAL PROMOTION IN ANY WAY. ALL COURSE FEES ARE PAYABLE AT THE TIME OF BOOKING AND ARE NON CANCELLABLE AND NON REFUNDABLE. HOWEVER IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND PLEASE  LET ME KNOW ASAP AND I WILL TRY TO FIND SOMEONE TO REPLACE YOU ON THE COURSE AND I WILL THEN BE ABLE TO REFUND YOU IF SUCCESSFUL. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CANCELLATIONS TO THE COURSE BEYOND MY CONTROL SUCH AS ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS ETC AND NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN IF THE EVENT IS CANCELLED BY THE ORGANISERS.