A masterclass in Sports Photography by Mark Pain

Last Tuesday’s ‘Special Presentation’ (8th October) was a fantastic evening of terrific images from the master of sports photography Mark Pain.

With the continued growth in the membership of the Society and the knowledge that guest tickets tickets would be in great demand it was decided to use the larger  upstairs hall at the Methodist Hall. Our confidence paid was rewarded as once again the room was full and another three new members joined the Society on the night.

 Apart from the amazing photographs Mark went into great detail about some of his images and the preparations that a professional photographer is required to plan and carry out in order to be in the right place at the right time to get the shot…or as Mark puts it ‘Capturing the Moment’

 Mark emphasised a number of times the importance of knowing your camera intimately and knowing exactly what your camera can do and just as important what it can’t do. 

Mark also spent time answering questions from members of the Society both during his presentation and afterwardfs

 Mark is a multi-award winning sports photographer with over 25 years experience and international recognition. He has covered all major sporting events worldwide from the Olympic Games to the Ryder Cup, and from football and rugby World Cups to World Championship athletics.

Mark has worked at the top of his profession for many years and was Chief Sports Photographer of the Mail On Sunday for over twenty years. He is also a Nikon Ambassador. 

 We are honoured and delighted that a photographer of such standing was able to give such a great presentation to our Society. 

 Once again many thanks Mark Pain

In 2011 Mark successfully launched the first dedicated Sports Photography School in the UK, For details of future events being organised by Mark click here

Every month at Norwich and District Photographic Society there is the opportunity to hear inspirational photographic talks by photographers who are recognised to be at the top of their game and renowned specialists in their field of photography. The quality and range of these Special Presentations are we believe unequalled in Norfolk and alone arguably justify the cost of becoming a member of the Society.