12 Oct 2012 St Maries Team Photo

15th October 2012
It is nice and does give me a bit of a boost when I’m asked to take some photos.

St Maries junior teams had just got a new kit and wanted a team photo taking but had been let down by other photographers; perhaps their charges were too high!

Anyway one of my daughters asked me if I’d take the photos after the training session at the Stobart Stadium in Widnes.

It must be 40yrs since I’d been in the ground and of course it was then Naughton Park; I even played there on a couple of occasions.

When I walked out on to the pitch I was totally amazed, the stadium looked superb nothing like the old days. The pitch was full of lads training and quite a few parents were watching the younger ones.

At the end of the session the lads went off and changed into their new kit. I was a bit apprehensive, as I couldn’t remember taking a team photo before and certainly not under floodlights!!

I had set the camera up before I left home, checked the batteries and all the rest of it so like a coiled spring I was ready for action.

The coach wanted to see if we could get the words Vikings from the stand behind in the frame, so we gave that a whirl first. There isn’t anything wrong with the photo but it doesn’t actually work as a team photo, the team are too small in the frame.

After that I zoomed in with the 24-70ml lens I was using and took a couple more frames.

Remarkably the lads posed themselves, made sure the ball was in the middle and the correct way up and didn’t mess about; obviously the pros of the future.

Original shot

I then took some photos of some of the players with the sponsors, I think they were their dads really, or if they weren’t they bore a remarkable resemblance to some of the players.

I then took photos of the players individually.

I think the session went well but one or two of the photos could have been better.

Final Team Photo

It took a bit of time to reach the end product but well worth the effort and seems to have gone down quite well with some people.



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