What do you do the night before an event?
"I charge the camera batteries, mobile phone, computer and Wi-Fi units. I do my homework on the event I'm attending so I know the backstory, and I double-check my bag."
Can you share a few of your shooting secrets?
"Look at backgrounds; they can make or break a picture. If backgrounds are bad, stay on a long lens – if you want more atmosphere of the event stay on shorter lenses."
What happens to your images after you fire the shutter?
"I send most of my pictures straight from the camera to an FTP address, sometimes with a voice caption, and the editors can work on them from the office or home."
Do you ever retouch your images?
"If I send the images from my laptop first, I do very little retouching. Literally lighten or darken, colour correct if necessary and occasionally sharpen if it's a big pull. It's a sackable offence to add or take anything out of a picture so we are very, very careful."
What's the best way to break into the industry?
"There are so many photographers working for local clubs now and that's a great way to learn. If you get good at that – and you have to be good – there's always a chance of moving onwards and upwards."