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

For Immediate Release
July 1, 2014


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 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will mark the sixth time that B&H has welcome Nicholson as a guest speaker.

Titled “Photographing US Open Tennis," the presentation will cover Nicholson’s career in shooting the sport, followed by information on how other photographers of any level can photograph the US Open.

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;

"One of the big topics of this year's lecture will be all the exciting changes that are going on at the US Open grounds, which translate into new creative opportunities for attendees who want to bring their cameras to shoot the tennis,” Nicholson says.

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.

“If you wanted to photograph a professional baseball or football game, you wouldn't be able to get even close to the best photography positions unless you had a very pricey tickey,” Nicholson says. “But tennis is very accessible, perhaps the most accessible sport for photography, especially at the US Open, where there are over a dozen side courts. 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 2014 US Open will be held Monday, August 25, through Monday, September 8. 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 4 to 6 p.m. on August 6. The event is free to the public, but seating is limited, so reservations are recommended. For more information, visit the B&H Event Space website.