MX Photography  Off Camera Flash Training – 8th April, 29th July 26th August 2020….. Book Early, Limited Spaces….

IMX030Well it is now our sixth year of offering training days  here’s your chance to learn how to shoot one of the most exciting motorsports close up… MX how to use Off Camera Flash to make your shots of MX any other sport stand out above your competitors…

The day is for both amatuer professional photographers. The day will be spent at one of the UK’s premier tracks, Washbrook Farm MX, near Chatteris, Cambs. The training courses are designed to cover all aspects of shooting MX the use of Off Camera Flash, both techniques which can be used for any sport.

My love for OCF started about 8 years, ago when I saw some images shot by a surfing IMX036photographer.. I wondered whether this could be adapted for MX, since then we have been working on our system, producing some stunning images along the way. The day will cover how to use lighting to make your images even more stunning, for event photographers, this will be a handy tool to make you stand out produce more profits. As I have said, this style of shooting works for all, simple example is the image at the begining of the blog… simple rider bike shot, but something a little special with the lighting, covering a football tournament? stick a kid 45 degrees to a goal, one foot on ball, ask him to give some attitude, take shot, no parent will walk away without that image.. Mountain biking, canoeing, rugby, anything… it all works.

If you wish to see the type of work we will be covering in the training day, please watch the video below..

Now MX… what a sport, fast, exciting, muddy, dramatic… but great fun. this is a great sport to shoot. The day will give you a chance to work on track, feet from the riders. We will cover the safety side of shooting MX, where your safe the definate no no’s of safety. I be showing you how to get 10 shots out of every corner or jumps, leaving you more quality images to sell to your customers. All shot using the OCF system

Later in the day we will have a little time on how to cover an event in a productive effeceint system, showing all aspects of how to make money from your hobby, saves you making all the mistakes I did to start with.

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The day will consist of:

Kick of at 9.00am with a hot cuppa a bacon roll… have a chat about the equipment we’ll be using, settings what we are going to aim for … Then a very long, but very important safety talk.

ImageMX PhotographyWe’ll start the day by grabbing some youth his bike showing how quick easy it is to setup the lighting capture some stunning portraits

Then out on track before the riders start, to talk more safety and start on the work of setting up your shots.

A few hours of shooting and explaining the light set ups…

Lunch and discuss

Another session working on lighting and ultra wide, then a bit of time at the end for you to have a bit of freeplay…

IMX33The van will be available to view any of your shots and see how we got on… I use Canon, any Canon users wishing to have a play will be able at the end of the day.. If you use Nikon, its not a problem, bring any flash equipment along you have. The whole day system we use are available for both Canon Nikon

Review of your shots from the day, group discussion on how you all got on.. finishing about 5…

Please bring cameras, flashes etc, lenses to be fitted with filters

Tea coffee are provided, we cannot cater, but there is an on site facility, for further information on the track please visit www.washbrookfarmmx.co.uk

The day will cost £ 90.00 per person and will be limited to seven, for more info are to place a booking please email mcdec@btinternet.com or contact me on 07957216682

If you need to discuss any services shown on our website, please feel free to contact myself on

0800 026 2075 or 07957216682

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Article source: Image MX Author : Colin Brister

The National Modern Biathlon Championships were held at Nottingham’s Harvey Hadden Sports Centre and we were delighted to have been invited along as the official photographers for this prestigious event.

Over the course of two days hundreds of competitors took to the pool and to the track and there were some excellent performances.

All of the photos are now online and can be viewed by clicking the button below.

As a thank you to those that bought photos from us at the event, we’ve added a complimentary copy to our facebook page for you to tag and share.

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We were delighted to have been invited to run the two meet and greet photographic studios at this year’s Coventry ComicCon. What a spectacular success it was too!

The event brought together the stars of the screen, both large and small, and allowed fans to meet their idols.

All of the photos that were taken in the studios are available – for free – by clicking the button below. They were supposed to be sorted by your individual folder number but, unfortunately, due to a family medical issue I don’t have time to sort them. I just wanted to make them available as soon as possible.

We have also uploaded a copy of all of the printed photos to our Facebook page to make it easier to tag and share!

I have seen some people claim that “there’s no such thing as free” when it comes to the photos at Cons – they claim that the price has been built in somehow or other.

I can assure you that this is not the case here, we’ve absorbed the cost ourselves as a way of thanking you all and helping, hopefully, to make the day even more special.

When you download your photos, you will be asked for an email address. I promise that it will not be used for any marketing at all. It is simply used to send the link to the photo download. I hate spam and will neversend any.

All we ask is, if you like the service we provided, that you consider leaving us a Facebook review.

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The hottest August Bank Holiday on record saw over 200 competitors take part in the Fernie Pony Club showjumping and dressage day and we were delighted to have been invited along to photograph all of the action.

Congratulations to all who took part during the 12 hour marathon in the sweltering heat!

All of the photographs from the day are now online and can be viewed by clicking the button below. As a thank-you to those that bought prints from us on the day, we’ve added a complimentary copy to our Facebook page for you to tag and share.

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It was fantastic to have been invited along to photograph the Shelsley Walsh Mini Day, organised by Tulip Rally Tours, which was celebrating the beloved Mini’s 60th birthday.

It was a gloriously hot and sunny day with lots of cars taking their turn to go up the famous hillclimb course.

It was even more spectacular to see so many cars attempt to “Fill the Hill” with Minis. Well over 100 cars went up the hill, nose-to-tail, before turning around at the top and coming back down again. It truly was a sight to behold!

All of the photos are now online and can be viewed by clicking the button below. As a thank-you to those that bought prints from us on the day, we’ve added a complimentary copy to our Facebook page for you to tag and share.

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