Downhill Mountain Bike Racing - 10th Sept 2017 - 169

This is your chance to shoot one of the most amazing action packed sports around - Downhill Mountain Bike Racing.  To celebrate 20 years of racing at Aston Hill up to 300 racers will be taking on the challenge of the "The Black Run ", an awesome 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 biking areas. It offers 5 downhill tracks of varying levels and includes a challenging 4 mile XC Loop and track. It's awesome.
The racing provides for some of the best sports action photography around and we shall be shooting in the heart of the woods right up close to the riders as they fly though the air taking on some of the amazing jumps and negotiate some of the biggest and nastiest tree roots and turns around.
This a 3 to 4 hour workshop and you can choose either from a 9am or 1pm start. The cost is 169.
We will start with a full photo technical briefing by me before we hit 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 to action.

This is a fairly physical workshop as we move up and down the course amongst the trees to find the best angles to shoot from, often from low down amongst the undergrowth to maximise the impression of speed and visual impact.
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.

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.

This course is competitively priced and will prove to be very popular. However places are limited so please email me at to book your place, asking for a morning or afternoon session.