On Tuesday 22nd August, sports photographer Roger Sedres delivered a wonderful and inspiring Lunch Time Lecture here at the Orms Cape Town School of Photography. Roger shared many of his award-winning photographs, and also had many stories to tell about the fabulous events he has photographed. Being a sports photographer is tough and consumes a lot of time. Roger had just returned from almost 2 months away from home, living in hotels and averaging 4 hours sleep per night. His amazing photographs, however, make it all worthwhile!
Roger had some good advice to give, especially for the photography students in the audience:
Shoot it right! Preparation is key, and you’ll get the shots and save precious time by not needing to edit extensively
You are your brand. Be active on Social Media, but take great care what content you post
Back and safeguard up your images; they are your money
Invest in good gear and look after it. Without it, you are lost.
Roger was also full of praise about Orms founder Mike Ormrod, a great supporter of freelancers in South Africa.