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Capture the moment - a practical guide to sports photography - London 2012 and beyond
Andy Hooper
Paperback / softback
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
UK Publication Date

A practical guide to taking gold–medal photos at London 2012

The anticipation of the 2012 Olympics in London is building at a frenzied pace and anyone fortunate enough to be in attendance will want to capture every breathtaking moment. With this essential book, award–winning photographer Andy Hooper delivers must–have information for taking the best photos possible in a variety of situations. You
ll learn how to get amazing action photos, deal with a range of lighting and exposure challenges, and be prepared for unexpected surprises at both indoor and outdoor events. Packed with more than 120 full–color photos from the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing, Athens, and Sydney, this indispensible guide shares professional advice on troubleshooting and technical set up, and prepares you for exactly what you can and cannot do in each venue.

  • Shows how to improve photography across the full range of Olympic and Paralympic sports as well as shots of the crowd, the city, the Torch Relay, Opening and Closing ceremonies, and Cultural Olympiad events

  • Offers critical advice for taking photos of fast–moving sporting events, handling a variety of lighting situations, and dealing with restrictions on camera and access

  • Features more than 120 award–winning color images from the most recent Olympic and Paralympic Games

  • Shares tips for avoiding mistakes, dealing with unforeseen situations at both indoor and outdoor venues, and thinking on your feet

Whether you
re a novice or professional photographer, this must–have resource shows you how to capture everything at London 2012, from the heartache of an injured athlete to the elation of an Olympic medalist.

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Andy Hooper  is Chief Sports Photographer at the Daily Mail , and one of the UK
s most celebrated sports photographers. He has won Sports Photographer of the Year four times, most recently in 2010, as well as Royal Photographer of the Year and other awards. He has photographed the Olympic Games in Beijing, Sydney and Athens as well as Football and Rugby World Cups, the World Athletics Championships, Wimbledon, the Grand National and Cheltenham Festival and even Dragon Boat Racing in Hong Kong.

...will tell anyone who managed to get tickets for the games how to take the perfect Olympics picture.  
(Stylist, July 2011).

'This lavishly illustrated guide takes you through the techniques and skills needed to capture great sporting moments.

(Photography Monthly, August 2011).

This practical book contains pretty much everything you
ll need to get started shooting sports

(Advanced Photographer, January 2012)

...a technical, but inspiring read
Hooper's passion for his work is clear and makes me want to pick up a camera again.
(BA Highlife Magazine, January 2012)

'Designed to impress...this 288–page book is worth its weight in gold.

(Burton Mail, 10th March 1012)

A really helpful and perfect preparation tool. It's something to definitely keep in your photography library and an absolute must for anyone going to the London Olympics wanting to get the best out of their experience.

(ephotozine, May 2012)

If you
re a sports photographer looking to refine your technique, or simply find inspiration from a man who
s been there and done it, this is the ideal book which goes beyond the usual do
s and don

(What Digital Camera?, September 2012)

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Photography of sports.
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