TWO GREAT SPORTS ON ONE WEB SITE. Welcome to HockeyImages.co.uk and RugbyImages.co.uk.

A particular welcome if you are a member of Worthing Rugby Club visiting for the first time. It is hoped that during the 2016-2017 season Peter will be a regular visitor to your club.

This combined site showcases the work of Peter Savage, a retired sports photographer and journalist based in the South of England. For over 20 years he specialised in the sport of hockey, during which time he has covered four Hockey World Cups, several European Championships and Champions Trophies and, of course, the 2012 London Olympic Games. In addition to hockey, he has also photographed horse racing, athletics, cricket and even ice hockey. He was employed by a local authority for over ten years, where he was used as their staff photographer.

UNFORTUNATELY PETER HAS BEEN VERY ILL, AND HAS ACQUIRED A PERMANENT DISABILITY WHICH STOPS HIM FROM DRIVING. HENCE HE HAS HAD TO GO INTO SEMI-RETIREMENT. HE IS CURRENTLY RECEIVING TREATMENT FOR CANCER OF THE BRAIN.

Visitors may be interested in Peter's brain cancer web site at www.RabbitHead.co.uk.

Peter will accept orders from current portfolios, and from his back catalogue, but it is his intention to transfer his archive to the National Hockey Museum before the end of the year.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All the images on this site are copyright. In order to discourage piracy the images are loaded in low resolution with a watermark, a combination of which may degrade the quality of the images. If you need an image please contact us for a high-quality original.

TO VIEW THE IMAGES, CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THE PORTFOLIOS (Right).


Images

RUGBY IMAGES
Littlehampton Miniature Railway Re-opening (`3/8/16)
A few weeks ago this would have been a fairly routine news job for me, but I have to admit struggling a bit with this. I missed the official ribbon cutting due to being unable to move quickly enough to get the shot! The VIP performing the opening is BBC newsreader Nicolas Owen.
Arun From The Air (plus Adur and Worthing Too)
I've been photographing for Arun District Council for some years, but I thought I should organise some sort of adventure for myself now that my illness stops me doing regular work. So I decided to head for the skies, and spent 40 minutes with the nice people from Brighton Scenic shooting Adur, Worthing and Arun from the air. I learned a lot about aerial photography and, for the benefit of fellow snappers, I have included camera and lens information. Cameras are Nikon, with a selection of lenses, including the innovative Nikon 300mm PF lens (300mm lens in a short barrel thanks to Fresnel technology). I think my conclusion is that the comparatively light Nikon D800E with a bog standard 24-70 lens on it produced the best results.
Bluebell Railway (4/7/16)
These are the first 'serious' use of a camera since I came out of hospital, and I've mixed up my shots with some Photoshop work I've done on the originals. None of them are classics, but remember that I could hardly pick up a knife and fork a few weeks ago, let alone a heavy piece of kit like the D4s, The Nikon D4S was a relatively new camera to me when I was taken ill, but I had progressed from D3 to D3s and D4, so it was not too much of a challenge. Using a mouse (and keyboard is still a little tricky due a slight shake in my hands), but it is not so long since I could not use a computer at all, so there is progress.
Mercian Promotion Shoot
Mercian asked me to shoot this set of pictures a couple of weeks before I was taken ill. Working to a brief from a team working for Mercian, these pictures have been embargoed until today. Simon Mason, the MD of Mercian has given me consent to make the pictures public. They are something a little different, with most of them taken with a single Lencarta Atom strobe and a Nikon D800E camera.
10 Years of Digital Hockey 2006-2015
I made the complete change from film to digital photography in 2006 and this portfolio charts some of the hockey shoots I've done over that period, including two World Cups and the Olympics. I've included camera and lens information so that visitors can see the evolution of the kit I've been using over that period. Things started in 2006 with a Nikon D70 and a Sigma 150mm lens, but the quality of the kit improved over the next 10 years. The choice of pictures is fairly random. They are neither the best or the worst. In some cases the pictures reflect the shortcomings of earlier digital camera equipment compared with the best modern cameras and lenses.
Recent Images
We usually keep four or five of our most recent hockey portfolios here before moving them to 'Older Images'
Older Images
Images in this portfolio are from a few weeks ago or more. At the end of a few months, some of the more memorable images will be moved to our 'Even Older' portfolio.
Even older images
Images from way back, including the 2006 World Cups in Monchengladbach (Men) and Madrid (Women)
Customer Images
Images in this portfolio are password protected.
Everything but hockey!
Just occasionally we stray away from hockey to shoot other things. You will find them in this portfolio