Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography: Blog https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) Fri, 28 Aug 2020 12:30:00 GMT Fri, 28 Aug 2020 12:30:00 GMT https://www.klickchickphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u283026269-o489180050-50.jpg Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography: Blog https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog 120 120 Social Media Content And Scheduling https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/social-media-content-and-scheduling So, for the past couple of weeks I've been creating additional content and scheduling posts and stories on social media (as well as doing general logistics liaising) for Claire Smith's JOGLE ( John O' Groats to Lands End) self supported run.

 


 

As we went into Lockdown it became obvious that that I would need to have a bit of a refocus with my work.  Luckily I had already given some thought to this at the beginning of the year and decided that I would like to concentrate on portraiture in terms of photography, but to add this creative content/ scheduling/ administration service to run in conjunction with that.

And whilst it's true that there have been losses with all of this, all sorts of new ventures are springing up and existing ones have realised that social media is not something that can be done ad hoc when someone in the office has a minute.  Because I'm able to do photography and graphics for content, and understand social media scheduling etc, this is something that perhaps I can give you a hand with.  This website features mainly outdoors/ endurance type stuff but I have worked across all sectors and obviously these skills are entirely transferable regardless of subject matter.

And if you're an adventurer or athlete planning something exciting and could do with someone to liaise with sponsors and look after background social media marketing type stuff, then I'd love to hear from you. 

Please do drop me a line at info@kathiharman.com or call me on +44 (0)7595 218006 if you'd like to have chat about this.

 

 

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) endurance photography portrait portrait photography product photography running social media social media content https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/social-media-content-and-scheduling Fri, 28 Aug 2020 12:29:29 GMT
Pictures, Posts And Very Long Runs https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/picandposts I've just spent the past couple of days with one of the UK's finest ultra/ endurance athletes, Claire Smith.  She's going to be setting off on her JOGLE very shortly - that's running from John O'Groats to Lands End, the length of the British Isles (870 miles or so), without any external support - and I'll be looking after some of the social media side of things for her when she's doing the challenge.  Claire will still be writing and posting daily and filling everyone in with how she is doing, but I'm there to provide additional material.


The purpose of my trip was to get background/ product/ sponsor/ promotional/ portrait imagery which can be used for the duration of her run and then for future publications,  so we had quite a busy few days.

It seems a natural progression from providing visual content to helping clients with writing blurb and scheduling content.  I used to write for a living before I became a photographer so I feel that this is an area that I can move into easily and do alongside my primary photographic work.  My year, like some many of us, has not gone entirely according to plan but this doesn't mean that it's all bad - it has given me time to look at my strengths and to think about where I can best utilize them. 

My aim is to spend a day or two a month with my clients where I work on imagery such as product, product placement, portraits etc and have a chat about their marketing ideas, and then go away and manage their social media on a day to day basis.  If you think that you'd quite like to subcontract your social media, using pertinent non stock images, please do drop me an email - info@kathiharman.com or Whatsapp me on 07595 218006 (Intl +44(0)7595 218006).  


 

To find out more about Claire and her JOGLE challenge, please do have a look at her website www.brutalclaire.co.uk. She is raising funds for the hospice who looked after the end of life care of her friend and there's a link to her JustGiving page. I'm sure she'd be most appreciative of any donations.

 

 

 

 

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) endurance photography portrait portrait photography product photography running social media social media content https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2020/8/picandposts Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:30:34 GMT
Brighton Half Marathon 2020 https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2020/2/brighton-half-marathon-2020
Last Sunday saw my home city play host to the 30th anniversary of the Brighton Half Marathon.  It's now one of the most popular half marathons in the country and helps raise a lot of money for both Sussex Beacon, our local HIV charity,  and a variety of national charities. It was however an absolutely vile day weather wise with a lot of the UK totally besieged by storms.  Several events had been cancelled with high winds being a potential hazard and right up until Sunday morning I was keeping an eye out for alerts. 

But we're clearly made of sterner stuff and it was business as usual.  Anything that could fly away and couldn't be battened down was dispensed with so no gantry, flags or signage and the thousands of undeterred runners turned out for the start at 9.30am.  I was one of 3 PR photographers employed by the race and my area was miles 7 - 12 which incorporated Hove Lawns, the beach huts, Peace Statue, bandstand and I360. 

It was very tough conditions for the competitors - they were running into the wind for several miles and then had the joy of a very stormy promenade stretch with waves actually breaking over the turquoise Victorian railings.  And they had to dig especially deep because apart from the stalwart families and charity supporters, there weren't the usual masses of spectators lining the streets cheering them on.  They well and truly earned their sponsorship money.

This type of weather is fairly tricky to shoot in, both from a practical and a content perspective.  I kept getting that horrible windy spray rain all over my lenses and one of my cameras had real trouble focusing.  I did panic slightly that it had gotten completely fogged up because all I could see through the viewfinder was a fairly alarming whiteness when I scrolled back.  Mercifully this wasn't the case when I uploaded and looked on my screen but there always that pause of dread.  Content wise it was what it was which is maybe not ideal PR wise for promoting either mass participation PBs or a challenging enough but fun sunny seaside destination mini break race weekend. Whilst capturing suffering and grueling conditions is par for the course  with endurance stuff, it's the polar opposite of groups of cheery women in tutus and pompoms posing for shots en route which typifies the imagery for mass participation road running events. But anyway, if nothing else I hope that some of my shots are a testament to the competitors showing some true grit out there.

An absolute high point was the group of Penny Farthing cyclists who started the race and rode up and down the course encouraging the runners - a truly fantastic sight to see.

Here are a few shots to give you an insight into the race. Bask in the smug glow of feeling much warmer and more comfortable and less bedraggled than anyone in front, or indeed behind (!) the camera that day.

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) Brighton brighton half marathon event photography half marathon Penny Farthing road running race running running race https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2020/2/brighton-half-marathon-2020 Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:30:00 GMT
Portraiture https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2019/11/portraiture

 

This week has been great.  I had the opportunity to work with Gwynnie Burrows to create content for her vintage, reworked fashion label A Curated Life...so something a little bit different and I loved it.  The location was Vine Street Vintage in Brighton, a shop specialising in retro/ vintage 20th century furniture and homeware so it was a perfect partnership.

As an art historian by training, I've always been interested in portraiture so it has been lovely to be able to explore this - to play with light.  I've never been entirely sure about flash so I laughed to myself when I was editing - I don't think that I was consciously aware at the time of the side light that was on but I thought this was my unconscious homage to the great eccentric English portrait photographer Jane Bown who carried a desk lamp around with her to illuminate her subjects - no faffing, job done in 5 mins and off she went...absolute legend.

I'm very much looking forward to 2020.  This year has been all about giving myself space to play, to experiment, to learn, and to perhaps take myself in directions I hadn't quite foreseen ...and it has been an amazing adventure.

If you'd like me to help you with a project, please do get in touch - info@kathiharman

 

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www.acuratedlife.co.uk

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) colour lifestyle portraiture retro vintage https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2019/11/portraiture Fri, 01 Nov 2019 12:38:43 GMT
DecaUK https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/decauk DecaUK, Brutal Events, 2019

I've just come back from covering DecaUK, a 12 day festival (?!) of ultra triathlon events, including the UK's first continuous Deca, together with the one a day Deca,  and the half up to quin distances as well.

As if a Deca isn't a fairly horrendous prospect in itself, the British weather decided to make it even more interesting, throwing in a 39 Celsius day just for sh*t and giggles and then to make a month's worth of water fall in a 24 hour period in North Yorkshire. It was all beginning to feel a bit biblical. Sections of the track turned into a quagmire and I'm pretty sure that I've developed Trench foot. There was a lot of weather, basically.

For an event of such a grand scale ( 24 miles swim, 1120 miles cycling, 262 miles running), it's an incredibly intimate and humbling experience. The place took on an almost surreal qualilty - a small lad named Owen deserves a mention in despatches as he liked to pop up and tag alongside competitors on the run course, asking superhero/ superpower related questions , and often prompting very robust debate on the subject. The distraction was very welcome. I never did find out whether he thought if any of the competitors were real life superheroes.

Extreme pain, fatigue...watching the care and tenderness that was given to them by friends, family, the Brutal crew, and amongst themselves.  It brought out all that is best in humanity and it's not often that one gets to experience it in a collective environment.

 

I used to feel a bit conflicted when covering events where people maybe aren't at their best, a bit awkward and intrusive.  I'm better at it now, simply because I figure that there are times when the right thing to do is to put the camera down and give someone a cuddle first.
 

I want the camera to be an extension of my eye, not some recording device devoid of empathy. I admit to having a few tears when I was editing - you become quite invested in wanting people to achieve this incredible thing and are sad for those of who did't get to the Finish line and just so happy (and proud) for those who did. 

Here are some of my favourite pics to give you a sense of the atmosphere.  All people in these shots are real life superheroes by the way, in case you were wondering.

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) Brutal Events cycling deca endurance extreme running sunrise swimbikerun swimming triathlon ultra ultratriathlon https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2019/8/decauk Fri, 02 Aug 2019 20:09:39 GMT
Midnight Mountain Marathon, Brutal Events, Brecon Beacons 2019 https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/midnight-mountain-marathon-brutal-events-brecon-beacons-2019 This race is billed as one of the toughest trail marathons in the UK, taking in the uppy and downy bits of the beautiful but formidable Brecon Beacons.

 

One never really knows what the weather is going to be like.  Although the hottest day of the year thus far, there were forecasts of rain and thunderstorms, just to make life that little bit more exciting.  Mercifully we didn't get that but what we had instead was fog.  Visibility was down to about 30 metres in many places which meant that any chances of getting the expansive landscape shots that I normally chase were most definitely not happening.  This was in a strange way a blessing.  I had already done a story board showing more close up shots and this, as it so often does, had fallen exactly in alignment with the brief that Claire Smith, race director, discussed with me.  It meant that I didn't have that panic that every photographer in my position would be able to relate to - of being slap bang in the middle of an incredible national park but not being able to see a thing.

So I worked with what I had and tried to use the fog to create atmosphere, the sense of what I was feeling as I followed the route to Pen-y-Fan.  t's certainly a magical and surreal experience to be out, often alone, in the middle of nowhere. 

At one point, two sheep emerged from the fog and just started at me, like a pair of bored teenagers.  You can see them in the shot below, clearly turning their attentions now to someone far more interesting....

It was a beautiful but tough event to cover.  A competitor stopped and asked me quizzically how I had got to a particular spot ...definitely no short cuts or quad bikes ...

So I was beginning to feel it towards the end of the day.  It was dark and the fog was really closing in and I wasn't feeling entirely comfortable.  I knew that I was getting a lift back to HQ with the mountain medics who were on top of Pen-Y-Fan so I slogged on.  There were only a few competitors left on this section so I was pretty well done for the day.  I found the medics, and was putting my cameras away when the sweeper runner appeared. And then I was rewarded with this, my final shot of the day.  There's probably a moral to this story somewhere.

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) brecon beacons endurance mountain mountain marathon national park offroad running trail trail running https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2019/7/midnight-mountain-marathon-brutal-events-brecon-beacons-2019 Tue, 02 Jul 2019 09:29:09 GMT
James Page - Deca Portrait https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2019/6/james-page---deca-portrait  

 

James Page - Deca Legend

 

 

 

Last week I photographed James Pages on Day 9 of his Deca challenge.  A Deca, for those of you unfamiliar with this, is 10 Ironman distances so 24 miles swimming, 1120 miles cycling and 262 miles running.  This shot was taken when he was well into the run section, so well into realms of pain that I can't even begin to imagine.

 

James was doing his run section on a country path, just over a 2 mile lap which he was doing repeatedly, accompanied by his wife Wendy, some fellow ultra runners, a small boy on a bicycle and a very muddy Pekanese dog with a scrunchie in its fringe.  This curious little band was joined by colleagues, dog walkers and neighbours throughout the day.  I was struck by both the juxtaposition of the magnitude of what he was achieving and this very eccentric and understated support group, and just the love and care shown to James and to each other in the group, most of whom hadn't really met until they found themselves together in a muddy wood with this man.  It became a sort of pilgrimage, a quiet bond between people from all different walks of life, just being there with James whilst he was getting it done.  I'm not a religious person but I found the experience profoundly moving.

 

James is raising funds for Child Bereavement UK and Big Moose Cardiff.  If you'd like to donate, details can be found here:

http://longestdaydeca.co.uk/
 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) deca endurance endurance sport extreme triathlon outdoors photography ultra triathlon ultra triathlon photography https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2019/6/james-page---deca-portrait Thu, 27 Jun 2019 10:04:53 GMT
My Big Welsh Walk - Barmouth to Pwllheli https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2019/1/my-big-welsh-walk---barmouth-to-pwllheli  

 

Barmouth to Pwllheli

Until the evening of the 27th December 2018, I had no idea that Dolly Parton’s back catalogue of songs included some fairly harrowing ones along the lines of consumptive children being run over by farm vehicles.  This was not what we had in mind at all when we opted for Dolly’s 3 CD compilation at Oxford Services.  A series of motorway nonsense had meant that I had already spent six hours on  a journey which should have taken that in total – but I knew that I was looking at another three at least and I was flagging.  What I wanted was feisty Dolly telling me to keep my chin in up in a plucky thigh slapping, finger waggling way but instead I got lamenting Dolly wailing on about the loss of innocent children in unfortunate agricultural accidents.  This was not what I wanted as I drove, white knuckles gripping the steering wheel for dear life  along the B roads of the wilds of North Wales, in the pitch black.  with swirling fog suffocating my little car.

‘Well, at least it’s not raining’, I said to my own innocent child in the front passenger seat.

At which point it started raining.

This was the start of My Big Welsh Walk.

 

I had decided a couple of months prior to this excursion that I needed to walk the Wales Coast Path.  It had seemed like a good idea at the time, based on the fact that I like trail walking and I quite like seals and I had seen one once off the coast at Anglesey, and I appeared to be in the grips of a midlife crisis so not really in a position to think rationally about it.  The fact that this path is 887 miles long, that I would have to do it in sections, that I live nowhere near Wales and that I had only a vague idea of how to support myself during my walk, was neither here nor there.

2018 had been a strange year for me.  Professionally as a photographer I felt that I was creating some of my best work but was frustrated by the fact that I was still supplementing my income doing office work – I was very grateful for the money but sitting in a cramped office staring at spreadsheets was doing nothing for my soul.  I needed something very different to this.

On a personal level, all sorts of things were going on.  One of my older daughter’s friends had taken her own life and the loss of this bright, funny young woman affected me quite profoundly.  I started thinking about the human condition and how we connect, the modern pandemic of loneliness, that the addiction of the validation which comes with social media meant that we were never truly in the present, that somehow ‘liking’ a picture of a relative stranger’s new pair of shoes or fried breakfast concoction took precedent over a real life human being  sitting across the table.  People are actually quite fascinating creatures and everyone has a story and yet when was the last time I engaged in a meaningful conversation with anybody? 

I realised that I wanted to do was to spend time just chatting to people, establish connections, ask questions about what is important to them, why they get up in the morning, the worst things that have happened to them, the best things, what their experiences have taught them, all the things that make a person who they are. And walking in the great outdoors is the perfect environment for such conversations.  You just fall into a companionable rhythm and walking side by side is far more comfortable that sitting opposite each other on some kind of awkward stare off.

I’ve always been drawn to big walks too, the concept of a procession and progression of stories, linked by the themes of arriving at more than just a physical conclusion by the end.  I didn’t want to rehash the idea of a middle aged woman going off and discovering herself in the wilderness – I would rather boil my own head than open that can of worms – but I do feel that my life would be richer for the experience.  And I might see a seal.

So I decided that what I wanted to do was invite people to join me as I walked and to document our interaction by writing a little bit about them and taking their portraits and the landscape in which we were walking.  I have become increasingly interested in portraiture and though this would be ideal.  Obviously a portrait of a seal would be more ideal.

So there it is, and there we were, my youngest daughter and I heading to North Wales for our first little section.  This was a trial run (well, walk) and I did want to spend time alone with her.  Time is a precious commodity and it would be ironic if I got to leam all sorts about strangers but was barely on grunting terms with the fruit of my womb.  And I am really lucky in that my children quite like me still so it’s best to make the most of that.

My youngest daughter is one of those people who you just know has been here before.  I am a cheerful agnostic in terms of spiritual belief but I felt that as a baby she was basically a  soul trapped in a body that she couldn’t control.  Her frustration drove me to the brink of sanity – my friends can attest to the fact that I spent her first two years wild eyed through sleep deprivation, with livid claw marks scraped down my cleavage.  But we both survived and once she was walking and talking, she has genuinely been an absolute joy (mainly).  Now fourteen, she is a veteran of two Duke of Edinburgh challenges and the only one of my three children to actively enjoy walking and camping.  She is also very good at map reading and as I remain not so very good at map reading, I will take that as pay back for the stretch marks. She said that she had offered to come with me because she likes walking, wanted to see her Welsh cousins, and didn’t want me to be all lonely.

 

 

‘Mum, I know it’s a coastal walk but it really is a bit ‘coasty’ ‘ .  So much for those A** grades, I thought.  But yes, dear reader(s), it is indeed a bit coasty.  The first section from Barmouth to Harlech did involve pebbles which can be hard work but it’s all quite grey and black and dramatic so made a nice change to my Brighton beige standard of pebble.  The great thing about out of season Barmouth is that you get to walk through the disused amusements – I really love abandoned kitsch so this was truly an added bonus.

I won’t give a blow by blow account of the actual walk but I took plenty of photos to give a flavour of some of the scenery.  The landscape changed from pebbles to bogs to sand dunes so it never felt like a slog and the trail is really well signposted so we didn’t find ourselves temporarily mislocated even once.  And the great thing about a coastal walk is that you can’t really get catastrophically lost ( famous last words I suspect).

We got to see two castles on our travels – Harlech and Criccieth – and I love the way that we can be so nonchalant about our heritage that they co -exist, certainly in Harlech’s case, with sprawling caravan parks. Whatevs. People have got to make a living.  We dined at the very fine Castle Kebab and Pizza in Harlech so I’m quite pleased about the non ponciness of it all.  Monuments are preserved but life goes on.  One day there’ll be guided tours around the footprint of an ancient Haven caravan park. Maybe.

 

My daughter and I chatted about sorts of things but a notable topic was that of the Duke of Edinburgh awards.  There are various components to them but one involves outdoors weekends for young people.  The scheme is nationwide, designed to introduce them to both the practical side of being in the countryside but also leadership skills etc which can be used in a wider context.  She felt that the students weren’t given enough autonomy and she wanted to just take off with her friends and a map and have an adventure and have that contribute to the award grading.  I know that no bad thing would happen to them – there’s more likelihood of something not very nice occurring in our local shopping centre on a Saturday afternoon than in the middle of a national park – but we are a nation gripped by all sorts of irrational fears and risk aversion.  Calculated risks are good, certainly a whole lot better than no risk.

We were joined on our Criccieth to Pwllheli section by two of my nieces, my nephew and sister-in-law.  They live in Nefyn which was where we would be spending New Year’s Eve.  It was very touching that they turned out to walk with us, especially at that time of year when you’d probably rather be in your pants on the sofa, inhaling Quality Streets.

 

I’ve known my sister-in-law all my life as her dad and mine are best friends.  I’ve lived and worked all around the world and not really had a base so I find as I get older it’s just comforting to have those links, and my sister-in-law is a very warm and funny lady, so at the end of the day I felt all cosy on the inside …which is fitting really as she and my brother own a woodburning stove company which they run from units in Pwhlleli (a shameless plug www.chilipenguin.co.uk).  They work really hard and it’s quite something that they’ve made a success of their business, and brought up four extremely lovely children in the process.

We did see a seal, well part of a seal, washed up on the beach.  He was missing a head.  I'm hoping for a perkier one on my next section.

At the end of our first foray, my brother collected us all up from the Pwllheli sailing club car park, and deposited me at the most ridiculously sweet and blousey (and I do mean that in a nice way) B & B in the midst of the Badlands of Pwllheli.  And there to greet me was my very own big beardy Welshman, who following an altercation between his passport and a washing machine, was not the other side of the Atlantic as previously planned, but standing in a very flowery hallway,  dogs with strings around their necks howling from atop abandoned washing machines outside, ready to give me a big cwtch.

 

To be continued....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2019/1/my-big-welsh-walk---barmouth-to-pwllheli Fri, 04 Jan 2019 12:12:31 GMT
The Brutal 2017 https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/the-brutal-2017 I've just come back from Snowdonia after covering The Brutal 2017, billed as the toughest triathlon in the world.  This year did indeed incorporate a Triple which some competitors actually nailed.  I can barely walk and all I did was document it so all I can say is that it was an honour and a privilege to photograph everyone who participated.  Below are a few of my favourite shots.

Bosch TransforMOTION, Somerset House, London, UK

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) endurance endurance sport extreme triathlon mountain north wales running snowdon swimming triathlon https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2017/9/the-brutal-2017 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:54:51 GMT
Eastbourne Cycling Festival and Beachy Head Classic https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/eastbourne-cycling-festival-and-beachy-head-classic Yesterday saw me charging around Eastbourne and Beachy Head covering all manner of cycling related races.  Here are a few of my favourite pics, including one from the start of the international Penny Farthing race - I never knew there was such a thing!

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) Beachy Head British Eastbourne Penny Farthing cycling https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2017/6/eastbourne-cycling-festival-and-beachy-head-classic Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:39:43 GMT
Iceland https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/iceland Below are a few of my personal favourites from my recent circumnavigation around Iceland.  It is an utterly, jaw droppingly, breathtakingly incredible country with the terrain and weather changing at almost ever turn.  During my 8 day stay I experienced craggy mountains, glistening glaciers, verdant pastures, alien craters and dramatic coastlines in blazing sunshine,  snow storms, sand storms, gusts of over 107mph and then back to blazing sunshine. If you like the Great Outdoors then this is Heaven...or perhaps Valhalla ...

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) Dettifoss Iceland Landrover Defender Vik Volcanic Beach Western Fjords black sand cairn cold glacier landscape mineral deposits ring road sea storm stormy waterfall yacht https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2017/5/iceland Mon, 15 May 2017 21:55:35 GMT
Arlington - Eastbourne Eagles Speedway https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/arlington---eastbourne-eagles-speedway Yesterday found me behind the scenes and out beside the (very dusty!) track at Arlington Stadium.  I wanted to capture some images as part of a personal project - below are a selection of my favourites.
 

With thanks to Bob Dugard and Martin Dugard for permission to gain access to where I wanted to be.
 

For more information on the Eastbourne Eagles and Speedway, please follow this link:
 

http://www.eastbourneeagles.co/homepage
 

               
 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2016/8/arlington---eastbourne-eagles-speedway Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:18:04 GMT
Sussex PLOD - South Downs Way Challenge 2016 https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/sussex-plod---south-downs-way-challenge-2016 Last weekend I was the PR photographer for a 40 mile charity walk which started at midnight at Devil's Dyke and ended ...some time later ...at Beachy Head! My remit was to provide imagery which gave a feel for what it was like to take part (in a cheerful way!) and to show participants in the landscape.
 

It was a really, really well organised event consisting mainly of corporate teams, raising funds for children's medical research. Well done everyone - you were all stars - 40 miles of walking in one go does hurt and to do that with a smile on your face is a remarkable achievement. Thank you to everyone I tagged along with on the route.
 

https://www.action.org.uk/plod-south-downs-way
 


 


 


 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/sussex-plod---south-downs-way-challenge-2016 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:41:34 GMT
Sussex PLOD - South Downs Way Challenge https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/sussex-plod---south-downs-way-challenge Last weekend I was the PR photographer for a 40 mile charity walk which started at midnight at Devil's Dyke and ended ...some time later ...at Beachy Head! My remit was to provide imagery which gave a feel for what it was like to take part (in a cheerful way!) and to show participants in the landscape.
 

It was a really, really well organised event consisting mainly of corporate teams, raising funds for children's medical research. Well done everyone - you were all stars - 40 miles of walking in one go does hurt and to do that with a smile on your face is a remarkable achievement. Thank you to everyone I tagged along with on the route.
 

https://www.action.org.uk/plod-south-downs-way
 


 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/sussex-plod---south-downs-way-challenge Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:33:30 GMT
Pic Of The Day (Or Night)! https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/pic-of-the-day-or-night I took this shot at the start of a self navigating 40 mile charity walk which started at midnight - I just love their expressions !
 

For more information on this event and the charity behind it, please see the link below:
 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/pic-of-the-day-or-night Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:13:25 GMT
Biking Adventures https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/biking-adventures For the last few years, I have been lucky enough to accompany a bunch of lovely motorbike touring adventurers on various magazine assignments here and in Europe.  Below are a few of my favourite shots.

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2016/7/biking-adventures Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:40:34 GMT
Aspire Night Swim, Oxford https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/10/aspire-night-swim-oxford Have just finished editing last night's pics from the Aspire Night Swim in Oxford where nearly 200 people took to open water to complete either a 750m or 1500m distance in the dark in aid of raising sponsorship for spinal cord injuries.  There was a fantastic atmosphere and everyone was given a glow stick to wear under their swimming caps so it made for a very twinkly sight. 

For more information on Aspire, please click here : http://nightswimming.co.uk/

For more information on Brutal Events, the race directors for the event, please click here : http://www.brutalevents.co.uk/

Here are a few of my personal favourites from the evening:

 

 

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/10/aspire-night-swim-oxford Sun, 11 Oct 2015 17:20:52 GMT
Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon and Marathon 2015 https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/9/ikano-robin-hood-half-marathon-and-marathon-2015  

‚ÄčOn Sunday I was the course photographer in Nottingham and what an amazing day it was.  There was a new route this year, taking in both the modern space age structures of the university and a medieval deer park so plenty of diversity of back drops, plus of course the miles and miles of smiles.  Thank you everyone - here is a selection of my personal favourites. 

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/9/ikano-robin-hood-half-marathon-and-marathon-2015 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:13:21 GMT
Party! https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/9/party As well as doing all sorts of outdoorsy stuff, I also really enjoy doing parties, especially when I can get a few candid shots.  Here are my favourite pics from a recent 40th Birthday party. Please do contact me if you've got a celebration coming up which you would like covered.

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/9/party Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:20:57 GMT
Can you spot yourself? Start Line Endure 24 https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/6/can-you-spot-yourself-start-line-endure-24 What a fabulous looking bunch you are!  Can you spot yourself?  

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/6/can-you-spot-yourself-start-line-endure-24 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 15:48:34 GMT
The REAL Endure 24 Fairy! https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/6/the-real-endure-24-fairy I was only a pretend fairy. This is the REAL Endure 24 fairy - isn't she lovely??!!!

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/6/the-real-endure-24-fairy Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:28:07 GMT
Endure 24 2015 https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/6/endure-24-2015 In between being a fairy, I also did some photography for Endure 24 .....I love this event! Here are some of my personal favourite pics ...

 

For more information on Endure 24, please go to:  http://www.endure24.co.uk/

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/6/endure-24-2015 Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:00:24 GMT
Fan-tash-tic! https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/5/fan-tash-tic Had a wonderful day at the Kent Roadrunner Marathon - lovely atmosphere, bonkers people dressed in bonkers outfits doing bonkers stuff ...My favourite pic from today...

For more information on the event, please go to:

http://www.kentroadrunner.com/

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/5/fan-tash-tic Sat, 30 May 2015 21:28:03 GMT
Glow In The Park , Bath 2015 https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/4/glow-in-the-park-bath-2015 This happy chap has to be my favourite character from Saturday night.  He most certainly had his Glow on!  

 

For more information on Glow venues around the country, please go to:

http://www.glowinthepark.co.uk/uk/

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/4/glow-in-the-park-bath-2015 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:19:36 GMT
The Brutal Oner https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/4/the-brutal-oner This weekend I covered Brutal Events' The Oner which is a triple marathon on the Jurassic Coast , a seriously hardcore event.  Here are a few of my favourite images which I hope give a flavour of the atmosphere.   Quite how people can actually be smiling at the end of it is beyond me!

More information on this event can be found at:

http://www.brutalevents.co.uk/the_oner.html

 

 

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2015/4/the-brutal-oner Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:59:29 GMT
Glow In The Park, Bath https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2014/10/glow-in-the-park-bath Last night's job involved taking pics at Votwo's Glow In The Park event at Bath Racecourse.  Quite a tricky job technically - pitch black in places, a lot of motion and the added frisson of excitement of trying to focus through dry ice in the glow zones.  Loved every minute of it though and so did the participants. Here are a few of my favourite pics of the evening.

For more information on the Glow In The Dark series, please go to :

http://www.glowinthepark.co.uk/

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2014/10/glow-in-the-park-bath Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:08:42 GMT
Brutal Events Extreme Triathlon, Llanberis 2014 https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2014/9/brutal-events-extreme-triathlon-llanberis-2014 This has to have been one of the most exciting things that I've covered.  I love the landscape here so it was wonderful to have a brief which encapsulated the sport within the environment.  It never ceases to amaze me how lovely all the competitors are, despite the gruelling challenges they have let themselves in for.  I ache today, and that's just doing the photography ....!

Here are a few of my personal favourites from the event - for more information, please go to http://www.brutalevents.co.uk/

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2014/9/brutal-events-extreme-triathlon-llanberis-2014 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:41:08 GMT
ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon - highlights https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2014/4/asics-greater-manchester-marathon---highlights Last weekend I was the PR photographer for the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon.  Here are a few of my favourite images from the day which was such a big hearted and emotional occasion for the runners and the city. A mass participation event but on a very human scale. 

Warm Up - long shot

Warm Up

Start Line - detail Elites - Start Line - Andi Jones Winner Andi Jones post finish Ultra marathon legend Jez Bragg Great Manchester location shot Greater Manchester Location Shot Happy Finisher

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2014/4/asics-greater-manchester-marathon---highlights Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:43:03 GMT
ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon- pic of the day https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2014/4/asics-greater-manchester-marathon--pic-of-the-day This is my personal favourite pic from yesterday.  It was taken just as the elites were assembling at the Start line and you can Andi Jones slightly ahead of the rest of them, obviously having a bit of quiet time before the marathon.  Andi went on to win this year's event, having narrowly missed it in previous years. I like the way that they're standing on the road marking that says 'Ahead'...very apt for a marathon distance. There is an obvious crop to be done, just ahead of his foot but I don't know - it seems more honest as it is.  I have been interested for the longest time in the idea of capturing human endeavour and perhaps sometimes I guess it can be as subtle as putting one foot forward and clearing your head. Many, many congratulations Andi on your win. 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2014/4/asics-greater-manchester-marathon--pic-of-the-day Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:25:56 GMT
A Rubbish Job! https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2014/3/a-rubbish-job And today I found myself inside a recycling bay used to break down organic waste...which is a first! Very interesting assignment actually, showing school children how a peat alternative compost can be created using organic waste and then used to nurture seeds and complete the cycle. That pile of rotting food rubbish on the left had been there for some weeks and it certainly had an interesting bouquet.

http://www.veoliaenvironmentalservices.co.uk/Main/Facilities/Composting/Pro-Grow/

http://zeroheroes.me/meet-the-zero-heroes/

 

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2014/3/a-rubbish-job Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:00:16 GMT
Serendipity https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2014/3/serendipity I do love a water stop - it's one of the things I look forward to when covering a race. Going through my editing and very pleased with this one - fancy dress and water action in one hit!

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2014/3/serendipity Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:46:30 GMT
Reading Half Marathon 2014 https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2014/3/reading-half-marathon-2014 Well, the weather behaved itself this year and thousands turned up to run the Reading Half Marathon, one of the fastest and most popular courses in the UK. I was the route PR photographer, working on behalf of Sweatshop and Promote PR and was lucky enough to cover the event from the back of brand new BMW motorbike - it would otherwise be a bit tricky to single handedly manage it as it's by and large a circular course around the town ...

Here are some of my favourite pics of the day.  Reading attracts a lot of elite runners and I wanted to get them in situ so was quite pleased that I managed to get them against the backdrop of the university.  There were also some characters along the way which I hope you enjoy.  Thank you all you fantastic runners - I hope that you had as great a time as I did (even if I was cheating on the back of a motorbike!).

http://www.readinghalfmarathon.com/

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2014/3/reading-half-marathon-2014 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:51:15 GMT
City of London Mile https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/11/city-of-london-mile  

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be the launch photographer on behalf of Breathe Unity for the new City of London Mile race which will take place on 22.06.14.  Olympic athlete Hannah England is the ambassador for the race so we started the launch with a few shots of her around the iconic route,  followed by a reception at the beautiful Searcys Champagne Bar at One New Change.  It looks like being a really great event - so many world famous landmarks in one race - and I wish the race organisers all the very best.

Useful links:

http://www.cityoflondonmile.co.uk/index.php

http://www.run-fast-management.net/

http://breatheunity.com/

http://www.onenewchange.com/

http://searcys.co.uk/venues/one-new-change-champagne-bar/#.Un0dcpgchk8

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/11/city-of-london-mile Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:50:06 GMT
Brighton Storm https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/10/brighton-storm Some pics from the stormy weather that we've been having here on the South Coast of England....

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/10/brighton-storm Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:37:25 GMT
Bournemouth Marathon Festival 2013 https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/10/bournemouth-marathon-festival-2013 What an amazing weekend for the inaugural Bournemouth Marathon Festival.  The sun and the crowds came out for the two day event which incorporated children's races, a 10K, a night fun run and a half and full marathon.  It's fair to say that it was a very busy time for me but I loved every minute - the atmosphere was so friendly and the location breathtakingly beautiful.  Here are some of my personal favourite pics which I hope give a flavour of the weekend.

More information on next year's event can be found on http://www.run-bmf.com/ and there's currently an early bird entry until Oct 20th 2013.

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/10/bournemouth-marathon-festival-2013 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 08:52:21 GMT
Ikano Sweatshop Nottingham Half & Full Marathon https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/10/ikano-nottingham-half-full-marathon I spent last weekend up in Nottingham working for Sweatshop on this event. I love this type of assignment - I was there for just before the start and then ran to my waiting motorbike rider and then off we went on a Big Adventure across the city.  Here are a few of my favourite pics of the day. My thanks to the race team who looked after me and provided everything I needed to do my job,  from motorbikes to a much appreciated hog roast bap at the end, and of course all the lovely runners on the day.

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/10/ikano-nottingham-half-full-marathon Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:41:11 GMT
Night scene https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/9/night-scene Last night I did some shots for Religion, one of Brighton & Hove's new clubs, and I got really lucky with the available light....pretty happy with this pic really....

https://www.facebook.com/RELIGIONbar

 

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/9/night-scene Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:23:01 GMT
Sandy's Big Swim! https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/7/sandys-big-swim  

 

Today I took some pics for my friend Sandy who will be part of a relay team swimming the Channel next month. Good luck Sandy - rather you than me!!

Sandy will be raising funds for Aspire - for more info, pls go to: 

http://www.justgiving.com/sandy-Beatty

 

 

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/7/sandys-big-swim Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:47:53 GMT
Surrey Tour Of Sussex https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/7/surrey-tour-of-sussex  

Well, some amazing weather - here are some of my favourite shots.  Guys, I'll get the rest up and loaded for you by tomorrow - you were all total stars...

 

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/7/surrey-tour-of-sussex Sun, 07 Jul 2013 16:39:13 GMT
Glow https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/7/glow The other evening I did a shoot for my client which involved a group of runners, LEDs, glowsticks and head torches.  This is my favourite pic from that night.....more a case of serendipity than intention but fortune favours those who can stay up past their bedtime....

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/7/glow Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:55:40 GMT
Happy Moment https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/6/happy-moment I've been really busy of late which is always great news for a freelancer but this has meant some incredibly long hours, both out getting stung by stinging nettles and being rained on, and sitting behind a desk doing the editing aftermath.  So it got to Friday afternoon and I was wading through the editing when I came across this image and it made me smile right back - a great reminder that it can all be about capturing a split second human connection.  So thank you Mr Pink for your happy face.

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/6/happy-moment Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:18:29 GMT
Votwo-Eton Dorney Tri https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/6/votwo-eton-dorney-tri  

A perfect summer's evening - some pics from Votwo's evening triathlon series:

http://www.votwo.co.uk/usn-triathlon-series.htm

 

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/6/votwo-eton-dorney-tri Thu, 27 Jun 2013 07:36:40 GMT
Pic of the day - The Naughty Bench! https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/6/pic-of-the-day---the-naughty-bench The best thing about my job is the characters I get to meet in unlikely places at ungodly hours in the morning. These lovely chaps were 90K into the Blind Veterans 100K walk, exhausted, feet in tatters but still clearly on the naughty bench - true endurance athletes!

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/6/pic-of-the-day---the-naughty-bench Mon, 24 Jun 2013 07:22:12 GMT
Bind Veterans 100k Walk https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/6/bind-veterans-100k-walk  

What a night and day!  I did seem to spend it in various hedges across the South Downs with this great bunch of walkers.  Some of my favourite pics but more will follow tomorrow for those of you who did it - a remarkable achievement...really well done!

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/6/bind-veterans-100k-walk Sun, 23 Jun 2013 15:52:50 GMT
Another Night https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/6/another-night I thought I'd have another go at night photography.  I'm really enjoying the challenge of trying to use flash creatively.  My models pulled out all the stops, both sartorially and athletically - true sportsmen....!

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/6/another-night Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:38:07 GMT
Night Shoot https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/6/night-shoot Aided and abetted by some of my sporty BMF friends, I had a bit of a go at some night photography last night.  Some weird but fun results.....

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/6/night-shoot Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:20:04 GMT
Votwo Kingston Lacy https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/6/votwo-kingston-lacy What an amazing day.  Today I was working with Votwo at the beautiful National Trust Kingston Lacy:

http://www.votwo.co.uk/events-1/kingston-lacy-half-marathon

Here are a few of my favourite pics.  Jez Bragg, the legendary ultrarunner took part and I also have to say a big thank you to the half marathon guy who at Mile 12 did what is quite possibly the most exciting thing I've ever seen at a drinks station!!  It's just not what you expect - good thing I caught it....  I owe you a beer, I really do....

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/6/votwo-kingston-lacy Sun, 09 Jun 2013 16:11:52 GMT
South Downs R 'n' R https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/6/south-downs-r-n-r Today was a beautiful day in Sussex and I knew that this event was taking place so went along to take a couple of pics. I had to crouch amongst the cow parsley in the hedge because I wanted to get some vegetation in the foreground which did give the very unfortunate impression that I was doing a not so sneaky wee in the bushes and must have confused the poor cyclists and runners no end.

Most of the people who had passed before this point had been either cyclists or runners so it was fantastic to be able to get both together, just as they were silhouetted by the sunlight in the background.  It's amazing to think that they had all run and/ or cycled 50 miles by this point and were still so cheerful ...or maybe they were just laughing because they thought I really was doing a not so sneaky wee.....hey ho.

 

http://www.votwo.co.uk/events-1/sdw-rnr-2013

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/6/south-downs-r-n-r Sat, 01 Jun 2013 19:52:56 GMT
Reading Half Marathon https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/3/reading-half-marathon  

Yesterday I was the PR photographer for the Reading Half Marathon, one of the biggest events of its type in the South of England. It certainly proved to be a challenging day - torrential rain, sleet and hail - so respect to all who participated.

I was on the back of a motorbike for part of the day, just to enable me to get the elites and the wheelchair racers before being dropped off at Mile 8 to walk back in and capture the general scenes.  I can safely say that my waterproofing was tested to the max and I found that my cheap cover ( http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-optech-rainsleeve/p1017072) was way less fiddly than my considerably more expensive one but just that bit classier than a supermarket carrier bag when trying to cut a dash in a hi viz jacket in Reading town centre whilst clinging desperately to a motorbike outrider. Oh the glamour of it all.

My thanks to Vicki Isted for her excellent coverage of the event back at base (www.vicki-Isted.co.uk)

 

Here are a few pics from the day.

 

 

 

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/3/reading-half-marathon Mon, 18 Mar 2013 09:23:41 GMT
Red Nose Runway! https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/3/red-nose-runway All Saints Church in Hove was the place to be last night as independent local retailers came together to raise funds for Red Nose day.  Mark Williams, aka Mr Weasley, was the star guest, modelling his Gresham Blake suit but it's fair to say that Derek the lollypop man in his natty council hi viz number was also an extremely popular addition.  David Gandy, eat your heart out! 

 

Red Nose Runway was the brainchild of Lou Featherstone and her team and with over 500 tickets sold and considerable media interest, it really was an amazing evening.

 

I was volunteering, along with fellow Brighton photographers Mi Bewick and Sophie Sheinwald, to help capture some of the highlights of the event.  The venue was a bit tricky - an almost cathedral sized church with overhead spots and I think I went through every lens I had going and every permutation of flash and ISO known to womankind!

 

Here are a few highlights :

 

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/3/red-nose-runway Sun, 03 Mar 2013 14:27:26 GMT
Blind Veterans - Brighton Half Marathon https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/2/blind-veterans---brighton-half-marathon I'm a big supporter of Blind Veterans so was on the lookout for some photo opportunities as I was out and about today. Well done to all of you who took part and volunteered on behalf of Blind Veterans!

http://www.blindveterans.org.uk/

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/2/blind-veterans---brighton-half-marathon Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:32:15 GMT
Brighton Half Marathon https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/2/brighton-half-marathon What an absolutely amazing day - the weather could not have been better! I spent today as the PR photographer for the Brighton Half Marathon which involved (in no particular order) eating bacon sandwiches, climbing up scaffolding, desperately trying to keep up with the lead car on my rusty bike to the other end of Hove and even running a bit with nearly all my kit on my back.  I will sleep well tonight that's for sure....

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/2/brighton-half-marathon Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:55:14 GMT
Tough Guy, Tough Girl! https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/1/tough-guy-tough-girl Yesterday I was lucky enough to be part of the official photography team for Tough Guy, billed as 'the toughest race in the world'. There was ice, fire, barbed wire, electrocution, more ice and lots and lots of mud. I can safely say I've never seen anything like it in my entire life.  It was an amazing day - the atmosphere was a heady mixture of fun and fear.  Even though it is billed as 'Tough Guy' there were plenty of Tough Girls doing it and it was noted, on more than one occasion and in more than one location, that the girls did seem to be a bit more cheerful than the boys.  I am thinking that we need to ban the phrase 'Man up' and replace it with 'Woman up' ....far more apt!

 

 Here are a couple of muddy examples - Phil O'Connor Photography was the official photographer for the event and pics will be be on the website shortly to view and purchase: http://philoconnorphotographyltd.thirdlight.com/viewcontainer.tlx?containerid=9343111990&home=1

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/1/tough-guy-tough-girl Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:36:29 GMT
London Bike Show https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/1/london-bike-show I have spent the last two days working as the photographer for ASL Vision's sponsored bike team who have been racing at the Nocturne Series at the London Bike Show.  It was really exciting - with thanks to the organisers who let me go into the track during the warm ups to get some shots.  Here are a few shots of the team - obviously delighted that ASL took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Junior section.

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/1/london-bike-show Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:08:09 GMT
Snow! https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/1/snow It's been an exciting day here in the UK - SNOW! I ventured out down to seafront this afternoon where the only people out were other photographers and the occasional dog walker.  Although quite well protected from the snow, there was a fair amount of wind so I must have looked completely covered.  One man passed me and said 'You must really love your art to be out doing this!' and I had to reply that it was either that or I was completely mad.  

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2013/1/snow Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:07:36 GMT
Glamour/ Boudoir Photography https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/9/glamour/-boudoir-photography I’ve been having a bit of a think about the whole glamour/ boudoir genres in photography.  They’re probably the easiest ones to get atrociously wrong and the most difficult to pull off, if you’ll pardon the pun.

 

I realise that I’m a heterosexual woman so in some cases I may be missing the point completely but if you google most images relating to gallery pics of normal punters trying to be boudoir beauties, I generally find myself taking a sharp intake of breath and muttering ‘That’s just wrong...on so many levels’.

 

And that’s not me being over bitchy. I’m a woman most definitely not in the first flush of youth, a woman whose body has had a few children and whose face has laughed quite a bit.  If I were to recline on a polysatin sheet slathered in lipgloss and a feather boa, it wouldn’t really be bringing out my best side. 

 

And that’s a bit sad because women want to have these pictures done so that they can boost their self confidence, especially when you do get to your mid thirties onwards, have perhaps had babies, survived an aggressive illness, had some upheavals in your private life.  The whole purpose of having a session is so that you can look at yourself and think ‘It’s ok, I’m actually a bit of a vixen’ and not ‘I look like a sunburnt pig with lipstick on’, which might send a gal reaching for the vodka.

 

So, anyway, this month I am concentrating on making the sisterhood look like total and utter vixens.  

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/9/glamour/-boudoir-photography Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:02:38 GMT
Hove Lagoon - In preparation for The Big Air Open https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/7/hove-lagoon---in-preparation-for-the-big-air-open Today was very exciting - down at Hove Lagoon taking pics of the entrants for The Big Air Open practising down at Hove Lagoon...

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/7/hove-lagoon---in-preparation-for-the-big-air-open Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:16:11 GMT
Skateboarding @PRTP https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/7/skateboarding-prtp It was a horrid wet miserable day and then as if by magic it turned out nice just in time for the skateboarding.  Today I was having a bit of a go of trying to combine panning with some rear curtain flash on some of the pics - and here they are.

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/7/skateboarding-prtp Fri, 06 Jul 2012 20:12:00 GMT
Paddle Around The Pier https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/7/paddle-around-the-pier This weekend is an exciting one for Brighton and Hove as it's the annual Paddle Around The Pier, a massive surfing based charity event.  One of the beneficiaries of the event is the RNLI which is a cause that is close to my heart.  If you're around and about ...never mind the weather, get it together...and come to Brighton (well, Hove Actually - that's a local joke, not incorrect use of upper and lower case!).  Here are a few pics that I've taken in recent years - enjoy!

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/7/paddle-around-the-pier Fri, 06 Jul 2012 09:41:04 GMT
Catch of The Day! https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/6/catch-of-the-day It was a pleasure to take some family pics for Sam and Lara Metcalf of @SamsofBrighton.  This one in particular cracked me up!

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/6/catch-of-the-day Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:12:21 GMT
Website Portraits https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/6/website-portraits I've really been doing all sorts of late - very busy with sports stuff, private functions and some work providing images for people's websites.  Here are a couple of pics that I did for Ricky 'Iceman' Parcell (twitter@rikiino1boot) recently down on Brighton Beach.  Looking forward to seeing the website when it's done...

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/6/website-portraits Wed, 27 Jun 2012 17:53:11 GMT
Self portrait - working https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/6/self-portrait---working Life seems to have been a bit motorbike related at the moment for me.  I either seem to be hanging precariously off the back of one or taking pics of them.  Anyway, I did a shoot yesterday for Ride Magazine and saw this and shot it.  This is me.  I quite like the thinner version on the left!

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/6/self-portrait---working Fri, 22 Jun 2012 04:42:29 GMT
London To Brighton Bike Ride 2012 https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/6/london-to-brighton-bike-ride-2012 Today I was lucky enough to get a pillion ride with the marshals of this event so was a very early bird catching this worm - one of the first riders to come over the infamous Ditchling Beacon...

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/6/london-to-brighton-bike-ride-2012 Sun, 17 Jun 2012 15:54:30 GMT
Blind Veterans 100K Walk 2012 https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/6/blind-veterans-100k-walk-2012 This weekend just gone I worked for about 30hrs straight, covering the 100k walk from London to Brighton in aid of Blind Veterans. I had actually walked this last year and it's one of those occasions when I think that having had that personal experience actually made me able to document the event more sensitively.  The main issue really is understanding how everyone is feeling and by about the 75k mark, everyone is generally feeling a bit rubbish and it's time to back off as a photographer.  And to be honest, I probably wasn't feeling at my perkiest either by then!  This pic was taken just after the 50k mark - these guys had just donned their head torches for the first time after the dinner stop.  I loved their expressions.

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/6/blind-veterans-100k-walk-2012 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:48:16 GMT
Testimonial - RNLI https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/5/testimonial---rnli I received this lovely testimonial from Alan Novis, Press Officer for RNLI Newhaven.  

 

'Kathi took on a challenging assignment to supply some PR photographs for Newhaven's RNLI lifeboat.  The photos were shot at sea with a bit of a chop in freezing conditions after some reasonable snow the night before.

 

Not only did Kathi provide some first class photographs in the couple of hours she was on board, her personality shone through and was almost treated as an extension of the crew.

 

A first class photographer who has great people skills and is very creative especially on those challenging outdoor events.'

 

I can only say in return that it was a privilege to to this assignment.  I have always had the utmost respect for the RNLI and to see them in action was an amazing experience.

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/5/testimonial---rnli Sun, 20 May 2012 05:13:15 GMT
bikes and panning https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/4/bikes-and-panning I did a small assignment for a cycle team this evening but thought that I'd stay on and have a practise at panning.  It's been a while since I've done it and it's a skill that you need to keep up.  Basically, panning is the technique whereby you focus on and then track your subject before taking the shot so you kind of have to get a physical rhythm going.  Panning is great for denoting speed because if done properly, the background should be blurred, wheel spokes should be blurred, but most of the subject should be in focus.  It is really all about finding the slowest shutter speed that will still allow the correct focus on a moving object.   But the results are so much better than whacking the shutter speed up as high as possible and just click, click, clicking.  Wheel spokes just look frozen that way and there's no sense whatsoever of motion at all...  So it really is worth the practise....

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/4/bikes-and-panning Fri, 27 Apr 2012 21:23:34 GMT
Boudoir in Brighton https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/4/boudoir-in-brighton Well, last week felt like my own personal marathon but it was great to end it with a glass of cava and a photoshoot with my client Lucy.  Lucy came to my studio for a couple of hours and we went through a series of shots and outfits - some for work - and some for pleasure - and we had a really fun afternoon. 

 I have been interested in boudoir photography for a long time but it's something which is trickier than it looks.  To me boudoir means perhaps a slightly more sensual form of portraiture, rather than the quasi glamour with a few burlesque props stuff which you often find populating this genre.  You have to have fun and be relaxed doing this - the idea is that the subject should be able to almost flirt with the camera - and I hope that my clients feel that they can do this with me.  I really like being in the company of other women and it's actually nice for me to feel that I'm helping to bring out aspects of their characters that they might sometimes be a bit shy to convey.

And it's a great excuse to drink cava on a Friday afternoon ; ).

 

Lucy

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/4/boudoir-in-brighton Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:44:28 GMT
Mainly editing https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/4/mainly-editing And today I have been mainly editing - I have to say that I've been really pleased with how my images for Bar 76 have turned out.  Here's an example of what I've been up to today:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.cocktailmakingbrighton.co.uk/

 

 

I should also credit the great off camera flash course which I went on - it's held in London by the 36Exp guys and it really has given me the skills to be able to move forward in a more creative and confident way. If you look on the link, you'll see that one of the pics (the guy jumping in the air) is one of mine taken whilst attending the course:

http://www.36exp.co.uk/flash-photography-workshop/

 

 

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/4/mainly-editing Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:07:51 GMT
Girls, girls, girls.... https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/4/girls-girls-girls And my shoot this evening was for again for Bar 76 but this time the emphasis was on selling cocktail making for stags...I don't usually do glamour type stuff but it was a laugh.   There were a few dodgy moments - the poor girls were in really tight dresses, having to contort themselves into unnatural poses but they were real troopers and no one fell off the bar, not even me.... I did end up having to climb up on the bar and lay flat along it to get the shot I wanted.  And then home to do more editing.....sleep is so overrated....!

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/4/girls-girls-girls Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:36:05 GMT
Tough Old Life https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/4/tough-old-life I can't lie - sometimes I really do feel like I have the best job in the world.  I took photos the other night for one of my favourite clients, Bar 76 in Brighton.  They host stag and hen parties and it's always a whole lot of fun in there.  It's great from a creative point of view too because it's all low light photography and you have to think on your feet as you never quite know exactly what's going to happen next when you're there!!

Do have a look at their website - most of the photos featured are my work:

 

Bar 76

http://www.76brighton.co.uk/?gclid=COe5jJW1ua8CFc4LtAodtRgpkQ

 

Dancing at the bar Hen party

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/4/tough-old-life Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:04:05 GMT
Bonkers Week https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/4/bonkers-week  

Yesterday I did a shoot for the lovely Ellie of Brighton Pilates for her website.  Tonight I'm taking nightclub pics, tomorrow I'm subcontracting for a sports photography company all day covering the Brighton Marathon, Monday I'm doing a risque cocktail shoot, Thursday sees me doing a commission for a national motorbike magazine and on Friday I'll be doing a photo session for a company website....and when I'm not actually taking photos, I'll either be editing or in meetings.  I shall probably be the only person on Earth who is actually looking forward to a visit to the dentist for a wisdom tooth filling, just so that I can have a bit of a sit down and close my eyes....; )

 Here's a picture of the lovely Ellie....

Ellie - Brighton Pilates - Portrait for website

 

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kathi@klickchickphotography.com (Kathi Harman - Sports PR Photography) https://www.klickchickphotography.com/blog/2012/4/bonkers-week Sat, 14 Apr 2012 16:16:40 GMT