Jon Wagstaff Photography Profile

Photography has always been one of my hobbies growing up, as well as being a keen, active sportsman.

Since giving up playing cricket on a regular basis I am still passionate about all forms of sport and have turned my hand to being behind the camera at sports events rather than on the field!

My love of sport has led me to be heavily involved with local Sports Clubs in the Essex area, as a photographer, taking 1000’s of images, capturing the right moment to reflect the occasion and creating memories for the team and players.

It’s through these clubs that I’ve been fortunate enough for some of my images to have been used on greeting cards, which have appeared nationally in Clinton Cards and Marks & Spencer as well as in many publications including The Daily Telegraph Online and BBC Essex.

I am always interested in any sporting events that may benefit from my photography and look to broaden my portfolio with other areas of interest. I particularly enjoy long walks with my dogs and capturing the natural landscape and from time to time even take the odd selfie!

Photography Equipment

To help me to excel in my field of Sports Photography, I use Nikon camera equipment, of which I possess two d500 bodies, which offer phenomenal power and precision, enabling me to shoot up to 10 Frames per second!

With regards to my lens collection I only use Nikon products. My camera bag consists of the following:- a NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6 ED VR Telephoto Zoom, which enables me to get close up to the action, as well as the recently purchased AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8 G ED VR II, giving me all round versatility.

My latest editions to my “Lens Collection”, are the NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4 ED VR, which is great for group shots, and a NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8 G ED Micro VR, which is ideal for portrait photography, as well as the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 G, of which all three lenses help me capture the action close up as well as being able to expand my photographic skills and techniques.

It is important to me to work with two cameras, as sport can be fast moving, and you need to be able to capture the right moment, whether the action is far away or close by. Having to hand the various focal length lenses means that I am well catered for, being versatile in order to adapt to the changing conditions of the game/sport, making sure that I get that vital image. Also by possessing these various focal length lenses, it is enabling me to branch into other fields of photography such as portraiture and still life.

As seen in these publications

Rugby Football Club Photography

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