Sports photography

A Day in the Life of an Event Organiser – Gridiron NSW


A day in the life of an event organiser…

Specifically, a volunteer committee member in charge of promoting their sports club, competition, or specific charity events.

Scheduled the event, planned for activities, ordered merchandise, liaised with everyone involved to make sure it is on the right track – but we haven’t even got around to getting people to come yet!

It’s tough. It’s time-consuming, I know, but it’s worth it!

You might be hosting a sports event for charity, just picked up a new sponsor or it’s grand final day for your U9’s netball team.

These events should be celebrated, and you want as many people to attend as possible because sport is what builds stronger communities.

Sharing memories of that grand final win, capturing that game-changing play, being able to tell your kids – that was me back in the day 😉

The last things you have to organise are photographers, uploading photos and editing them. Or if you are a very small committee, YOU are also the photographer!


As one of these volunteer committee members myself, I can attest to how time is my biggest competition.

That’s where GeoSnapShot come in handy! As a league we run multiple rounds in areas all over Sydney, hosting over 800 members per weekend. Usually, game days run from 10am – 10pm, to capture photos from all these, plus playing and coaching each weekend would be impossible.

Gridiron NSW uses GeoSnapShot to arrange photographers at all venues every weekend. We reached out to the photographers in our community who were already doing photos for their clubs, with an offer to earn some money from their photography through photos sold each weekend.

These photographers now are providing the league with valuable promotional material to use on flyers, social media and advertising.

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Top 5 ways to improve your sports photography

Photographers only get better from learning from others. Read articles, watch videos and above all else practice, practice, practice!

It’s great to pick up new tips and tricks to try something new and improve your shots.

Have a look at the top 5 sites that cover a range of ways to improve your sports photography.

1. GeoSnapShot: “Taking photos that sell”

Our training videos are awesome (well we would say that!). It’s great sometimes to look at what makes photos that sell and what photos don’t sell and why.

We go through a comprehensive video showing examples of shots and how to take them.

[youtube] provides a global photography platform where any photographer can upload and share or sell their photos. People that organisers events can easily request talented local photographers to attend their events or existing photographers at events can take photos and upload to one convenient online marketplace.

2. Fstoppers: “11 Easy Ways to Improve Your Sports Photography”

There’s a couple of gory shots, but some great advice on capturing the moment after the play has stopped.

Photo credit: J.J.Watt, Not my best work. Always strive to get better!

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3. Digital Photography School: “8 Tips On How to Photograph Sports”

A short article about the key components to consider when shooting sports photography.

Photo credit: Pamela Aurino

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It always worries me when someone states the “perfect” settings. As there are never any perfect settings. Yet, this article is informative and doesn’t actually give any perfect settings! Perfect!

Photo credit: johnthescone

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5. FroKnowsPhoto: “How to Photograph Soccer Tutorial”

You may love him or loath him but “Fro” (aka Jared Polin) takes us through how he photographs a kids soccer game. Watch his process of culling and editing his shots, it’s a long video so you’ll need a cup of tea and a sense of humor!


This blog is brought to you by GeoSnapShot provides a global mass community-based photography platform where any photographer can upload and share or sell their photos. People that run events can request talented local photographers to attend their events, or utilise existing photographers at the event to take photos and upload to one convenient online marketplace.

What’s you favourite lesson learned from these articles and video? Do you have a tip that was not covered?

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