This is a first for me!
I was given the opportunity to photograph an event that I would not have thought of or even considered before… a Roller Derby event!
After seeing a Instagram post, I enquired and was given the opportunity to cover the local Roller Derby team at an event. Having covered and photographed many cycling events, I believe this had given me photographic skillset to be able to capture images of this local Roller Derby event.
There was two matches within this event being held in Bristol. Unlike some cycling events I’ve attended where you are subject to the weather as cycling is an outdoor vent, this was inside and had consistent environmental factors (helps with camera settings!).
I will admit I was anxious as this was my first introduction into Roller Derby (and it does help to know the sport/event you are photographing so you can get into the right spots at the right time) and to get images that reflected the match, event as well as the atmosphere. As always I’m very self judgemental and asking myself are these images good enough etc. but I was pleased with the experience and the outcome of the images which you can see a sample below.
You can see more images from the event here.