Audi Brings the Big Clubs to Melbourne
This month, Audi hosted the Australian leg of the ICC Champions trophy soccer tournament at the MCG in Melbourne. We were lucky enough to be one of their on field photographers for three world class games of football. It isn’t often clubs like Juventus, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur come to Australia. Leave it to a world-class company like Audi to bring world-class talent to our shores!
Melbourne Event Photography at The Football
Walking into the MCG for the first time in a professional capacity was a real buzz! There is something about that place at the best of times, but when you arrive and the whole place is empty and you get to walk on to the hallowed turf it was easy to become overwhelmed! And as a massive soccer fan, it was awesome to be on the other side of the rail standing on the red carpet as the players walked in! I had to remind myself to keep shooting more than once!
A Different Set of Skills
Shooting such a high profile event for such a high profile company is very challenging! And with delivery expected on the day, it takes a completely different set of skills than what we would normally use at a wedding! Shooting sport is fast paced, and requires good knowledge of the game you are shooting, as well as the very best equipment. Shooting sport at night brings a whole new set of challenges to the table as well! There is no room for raw images, as these take far too long to process and we had to deliver photos on the night! Such tight deadlines put a massive strain on a photographer! There wasn’t a lot of time for sleep this week!
We had a great time at this event, and look forward to (hopefully) shooting some more soon!