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

For Immediate Release
July 1, 2013


Author/Photographer 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 Monday, August 5 from 1 to 3 p.m.

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

"New York is filled with great sports fans and great photographers, and both can enjoy the US Open,” Nicholson says. "Tennis is the talk of the town for those two weeks at the end of summer, and I'm happy to be at B&H again to get the ball rolling. ”

Nicholson says that tennis, and the US Open in particular, allows easy access for photographers to get closer to the action than probably any other sport.

“Most sports are hard for a fan to get close with a camera,” Nicholson says. “But tennis, is very accessible, perhaps 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 2013 US Open will be held Monday, August 26, through Monday, September 9. Tickets for the 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.

Nicholson's lecture at B&H will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on August 5, and is free to the public. For more information, visit the B&H Event Space website.