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

For Immediate Release
Augutst 1, 2012


Author of New Book ‘Photographing Tennis’ to Give Tips on Shooting Tennis and 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 Wednesday, August 15 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Titled “Photographing US Open Tennis” and sponsored by Manfrotto, 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 new book, Photographing Tennis: A Guide for Photographers, Parents, Coaches and Fans (ISBN: 978-0-9835038-0-4;

"I'm thrilled that B&H invited me to return this year to give a presentation on photographing the US Open ,” Nicholson says. “I think it's a great topic for the store, because New York City is such a great sports town, and is filled with so many good photographers of all levels. 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.

“Most sports are hard for a fan to get close with a camera,” Nicholson says. “But in tennis, it's actually pretty easy. In fact, it could 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 at a lot of those side courts. In these spots, fans can get just as close to the action as a credentialed photographer can.”

The 2012 US Open will be held Monday, August 27, through Sunday, September 9. Tickets for the 2012 US Open can be purchased four ways: 1) at; 2) by calling Ticketmaster at 1-866-OPEN-TIX; 3) at all Ticketmaster outlets; or 4) at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center box office. American Express is the Official Card of the US Open.

Nicholson's lecture at B&H will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on August 15, and is free to the public. For more information, visit the B&H Event Space website.

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