Jamie Tyerman Sports Photography
BTEC Photography student Jamie Tyerman saw his dream of pursuing a sports photography career become a reality when he got the opportunity to photograph Saracens v Hartlequins at a packed Wembley Stadium.<
Jamie, 18 of Hartburn was so interested in finding out more about the opportunities in sports photography that he proactively sought out a way in which he could try it out for himself. This lead him to being pitch side at the Aviva Premiership match, which saw a world-record crowd for a club union match with 83,889 attendees.
Jamie had the experience that you would expect when employed as a sports journalist but also the wise words of Mark Pain, who in 2011 was voted the Sports Photographer of the Year, to help him get the most out of the experience.
Images from the match were then published in Amateur Photographer Magazine’s 10th May edition, with Jamie’s image getting the biggest showcase.
Jamie, who himself is a keen sportsman said: “I was interested in a career in sports photography before doing this, but now I am 100% sure. The atmosphere at the match was electrifying and being the one who captures the key moments for the people who couldn’t be there themselves is a privilege. I am so glad I did this to confirm that this is the area I wish to progress in when I finish my studies.”
Jamie’s published image is below: