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Wimbledon 2010

Published August 9th, 2012

Getting into Wimbledon 2010 is probably still the biggest achievement in my photographic career. It is unheard of for a photographer who has never photographed a professional sports event to get into Wimbledon. Furthermore, I was 19 and therefore very young. Finally I was mentored by Bob Martin who is a legend in sports photography.



This is where I first began to really understand how to be a good sports photographer. The feedback that I received was incredibly helpful and probably grounded me a little. Up until then nobody had ever taught be anything about sports photography (self taught for two years) so I thought I was better than I was at that particular time. Now I was learning about backgrounds, lighting etc at such a fast pace (20 minutes each morning). By my third and final day I feel I had improved a great deal and this is the feedback I received.



I shot Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Berdych, Roddick, Hewitt, the Williams sisters, Zvonareva, Bartoli.



It was a special few days and more importantly led to be being picked up by AMA. My time with AMA in undoubtably the most important time in my development but Wimbledon got me that and therefore it was crucial.



More info on my time at Wimbledon on my blog: http://tomflathers.com/section415452.html

Roger Federer

Roger Federer of Switzerland in Action Against Jurgen Melzer at Wimbledon 2010

  • June 28th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 200mm / f/2.8 / 1/1250 sec
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Lleyton Hewitt

Lleyton Hewitt in action against Novak Djokovic in the 4th round of Wimbledon 2010

  • June 28th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 200mm / f/2.8 / 1/1600 sec

Thomas Berdych

Thomas Berdych on route to his first grand slam final at Wimbledon 2010

  • June 25th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 105mm / f/2.8 / 1/1250 sec
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Philipp Kohlschreiber

Philipp Kohlschreiber in 3rd round action against Andy Roddick

  • June 25th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 115mm / f/2.8 / 1/800 sec
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Jurgen Melzer

Jurgen Melzer in action against Roger Federer at Wimbledon 2010

  • June 28th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 100mm / f/2.8 / 1/1000 sec
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Rafael Nadal

A Portrait of Rafael Nadal before is 4th round match

  • June 28th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 200mm / f/3.2 / 1/1000 sec
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Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic celebrates his victory against Lleyton Hewitt in the 4th round

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Wimbledon 2010 Ball

It is important to look at for the small details outside the action that symbolise the event you are covering

  • June 25th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 200mm / f/2.8 / 1/1000 sec
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Ball Boy

It is important to look at for the small details outside the action that symbolise the event you are covering

  • June 25th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 200mm / f/2.8 / 1/1250 sec
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Wimbledon Member

It is important to look at for the small details outside the action that symbolise the event you are covering

  • June 26th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 130mm / f/2.8 / 1/1250 sec
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Wimbledon Line Judge Cushion

It is important to look at for the small details outside the action that symbolise the event you are covering

  • June 26th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 200mm / f/2.8 / 1/500 sec
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Wimbledon Line Judge Jacket

It is important to look at for the small details outside the action that symbolise the event you are covering

  • June 26th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 200mm / f/2.8 / 1/500 sec
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Ralph Lauren

It is important to look at for the small details outside the action that symbolise the event you are covering

  • June 25th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 200mm / f/2.8 / 1/1250 sec
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Robin Soderling

Robin Soderling takes refuge under a towel during the change of ends

  • June 26th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 200mm / f/2.8 / 1/1250 sec
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Vera Zvonareva

Vera Zvonareva takes refuge under a towel during the change of ends

  • June 25th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 200mm / f/2.8 / 1/1000 sec
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Coin Toss

It is important to look at for the small details outside the action that symbolise the event you are covering

  • June 28th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 105mm / f/2.8 / 1/1250 sec
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Wimbledon Towel

It is important to look at for the small details outside the action that symbolise the event you are covering

  • June 26th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 200mm / f/2.8 / 1/1250 sec
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Ball Change!

It is important to look at for the small details outside the action that symbolise the event you are covering

  • June 26th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 200mm / f/2.8 / 1/1000 sec
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Around the Grounds

A view of court 18

  • June 26th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 24mm / f/14 / 1/160 sec
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Wimbledon Shop

It is important to look at for the small details outside the action that symbolise the event you are covering

  • June 28th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 70mm / f/5.6 / 1/125 sec

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