The awards highlight some of the best breakthrough talent that the UK has to offer, with entrants capturing a range of jaw-dropping images. To be recognised by the industry, whilst still studying at university, has given Cameron enormous encouragement as he continues to hone his photography skills. “It really means a lot to be shortlisted in the SJA’s. It’s the most prestigious sports photography award in the UK, so I feel very privileged.”
Cameron snapped a spectacular series of stills covering a variety of sports, from BMX to surfing. But according to Cameron, a good sports photograph goes beyond the initial wow factor the picture generates.
“In my opinion, a good sports photograph should show high peak action but also some emotion and humour. Utilising different angles and lighting can also really elevate a sports image.”
Now into the final months of his time at Falmouth, Cameron has been able to reflect on how the Press & Editorial Photography course has helped him develop as a professional photographer.
“The course at Falmouth has certainly helped me improve my skills throughout the three years. The workshops, placements and numerous modules have had an impact to how I photograph and work effectively. It’s also helped me manage my time well so I can keep shooting!”
Given the standard of work that Cameron is already producing, we’ll certainly be keeping an eye on what comes next.