Peterborough’s annual summer regatta takes place on their 1,000-metre rowing course in the heart of the city. The event saw nearly three hundred and fifty races over the course of two days in August. I was asked to cover the event for a local magazine who wanted some action shots of the rowers taking part in the competitions throughout the weekend.
The weekend was challenging, the rowers were so quick so a fast shutter speed was needed to freeze the action. All whilst contending with the ever-changing weather conditions, which went from beautiful sunny skies to dark rain cloud cover in a matter of minutes.
These are my favourite shoots to do though as they offer so many photo opportunities throughout the day as the action is just continuous. I used my Canon 5DMK3 and Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens to get nice and close to the rowers allowing me to capture some great action shots.