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Romford Dogs


Friday, 13 June 2014 00:00

Romford Dogs Featured

I have been going back over photos that I've shot over the past couple of years and rediscovered these I shot back in 2012. My wife and I had gone to Romford Dogs with some friends one evening and I couldn't resist the opportunity of taking my Canon EOS 5 35mm SLR along with me. Being a huge fan of Black & White I knew I wanted a high contrast emulsion and also wanted a fairly grainy one as that would lend itself to the subject. For me the ideal choice of film was Ilford HP5 ISO 400.

We were able to stand right at the front of the stands quite close to the track and as it was an evening meet light levels were going to be low to very low and so I mostly used shorter focal lengths with my Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 as this allowed me to counter balance the slower shutter speeds I was going to get.

The slower shutter speeds actually worked in my favour as in the photos I shot of the dogs racing the dogs appeared blurred which added to the sense of speed and drama. As the sun set the stadiums sodium lights came on which also added a nice element to the areas around the bookies and punters.

Below are a few photos I took on the night.

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