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Simon Mooney visits Batley School of ArtPhotograph by Fiona Ryland

Tuesday 6th of October 2015

Degree students at Batley School of Art enjoyed a talk by leading sports photographer Simon Mooney.

Simon spoke to undergraduate photography students at Batley School of Art about how he creates and produces work with his team, what is involved in working with major corporations including Sony and Coca Cola for the World Cup and McDonald’s for the Olympics and how he has built his successful business.

BA (Hons) Photography and Moving Image course leader Katrina Whitehead said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for students to learn what it is like behind the scenes for a sports photographer who has worked with companies around the world and achieved his imagery on the front page of the tabloids.

“Simon talked about the large scale advertising campaigns and budgets he has worked with and also brought a huge range of photographic equipment with him, demonstrating how it was used in the field, even letting some students have a go with the 600mm lens.”

Year 3 student Shari Murphy said: “I am hoping to become a sports photographer when I graduate, specialising in horse racing and I now have an excellent insight of all the equipment involved in this particular genre of photography including an opportunity to shadow Simon Mooney on his next shoot.”

To find out more about photography courses at Kirklees College, click here, call 01484 437070 or email – or come and visit Batley School of Art at the next open day on Thursday 19 November, 5.30-8pm - details here.

For more information about Simon’s work click here.


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