In conjunction with the 23rd Canon Lion City Cup, happening soon in Singapore from 18th June 2011 to 26th June 2011, to be held at the Jalan Besar Stadium. The 23rd Canon Lion City Cup will see 6 football teams of young talents playing against each other, to compete and display their skills with each other.

With all the buzz and excitement brewing up, there was a Free Sports Photography Workshop by Canon Singapore, held at Joyden Hall @ Iluma on 11th June 2011, with 2 highly experienced and accomplished (Sports, Football and Action) photographers, Ray Chua and Howie Choo to share their tips and experiences. On top of that, there is also a chance for 25 fans to be selected for live sports photography action in the upcoming 23rd Canon Lion City Cup!

Although I had been taking sports photography whenever I had the opportunities with various sporting events in Singapore e.g. SCC 7s, OCBC Cycle, local volleyball tournaments, F1 Singapore GP, check out my Sports Category posts here! A lot of my sports photography were self-learned on the hands action and I appreciate the sharing by Ray and Howie during the Sports Photography Workshop. Therefore, I would continue to Pay-It-Forward, sharing their tips and experiences, to more aspiring Sports Photographers out there.

During their sharing, there was a list of photography equipment that both Ray and Howie are using. The list was definitely very interesting and on the high end level of photography products (top end DSLR bodies and powerful long lens), not easy for those hobbyists who love Sports Photography and wanting to move into it on a more serious fun level!

Nevertheless, even though equipment (indeed) plays a big part in Sports Photography, there are some key crucial aspects in Sports Photography that is very important, it’s about loving Sports and Action, the passion, the atmosphere and it’s up to us, Sports Photographers (whether Professional or Sports and Action lovers), to connect the sports action to the rest of the world.

I would like to thank Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Singapore for the chance to attend the Sports Photography Workshop!