Photographing Tennis, A Guide for Photographers, Parents, Coaches & Fans

For Immediate Release
Augutst 15, 2011


Author of New Book ‘Photographing Tennis’ to Give Tips on Shooting the US Open

NEW YORK, NY — Longtime tennis writer and photographer Chris Nicholson will deliver a lecture at B&H, the photography SuperStore in New York City, on Thursday, August 18.

Titled “Photographing US Open Tennis” and sponsored by Lexar Media, the presentation will cover Nicholson’s career in shooting the sport, followed by information on how other photographers can photograph the US Open with just a ticket in hand — or even for free.

Topics will include choice of gear, tips for timing the action, great photography spots on the US Open grounds, and how to control the messy background of a tournament atmosphere. He will also discuss other topics included in his upcoming book, Photographing Tennis: A Guide for Photographers, Parents, Coaches and Fans (ISBN: 978-0-9835038-0-4;

“I’ve been to scores of lectures at B&H over the years, so it’s a little surreal for me to be speaking there now,” Nicholson says. “I think this is a great topic for a presentation in New York City. It’s such a sports-centric town, and the US Open generates such a buzz during the two weeks it’s played.

“Also, there are so many photographers in the city. Not just professionals, but people who do a great job of making a rewarding hobby out of it. New York has so much to offer all of them, and the US Open is a great example.”

Nicholson points out that a lot of photography aficionados might not know how easy it is to get photos at the US Open. They assume it's impossible because it's one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

“Baseball, hockey, basketball, football — they’re not easy for a fan to get close with a camera,” Nicholson says. “Tennis, on the other hand, could possibly be the most accessible sport for photography. You don’t have to shoot in the big stadium. Especially in the early rounds of a tournament, matches are being played all over the grounds. And at a lot of those side courts, fans can get just as close to the action as a credentialed photographer can.”

The US Open runs from August 29 to September 11 in Flushing, Queens.

Nicholson's lecture at B&H will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on August 18, and is free to the public. For more information, visit the B&H Event Space website.

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