Kingston Netball - Ace Coote Photography
2018 Netball Season Announcement

For the moment, I have decided not to cover Kingston Netball on Saturday's for the 2018 season. I have agonised over this long and hard and it is not a decision that I have made lightly.

I have been taking Kingston Netball photos since 2006 (Nicola Paget was in the Under 13's!) and I have loved it all.
However, I'm finding it harder each season trying to cover thirteen Kingston teams/matches. I'm looking to slow down a little on match day and not have to rush about so much.

This has not been an easy decision and I'm sure some people will be disappointed ... others may well be delighted!
I hope you can understand why I have reluctantly made this decision.
I will possibly shoot just a few photos, from one match, for the Leader.

The Longer Version
I'm not getting any younger and my body really "feels" it after a day of shooting.
I would normally spend Saturday taking photos of every match rushing between the oval and courts. On some grounds they are quite a distance apart which uses up a lot of time.

Netball is also far more restrictive as to where I can sit to get shots
in the short time I have for each match .
     * where umpires won't block the shot as they move up and down the court
     * not shooting into the sun
     * not getting in the way of other people
     * trying to get shots of every player on the court

Once I get home, I would spend another 3-4 hours going through around 2500 photos ... deleting, selecting, copying/sorting into each team's folder and renaming.

On Sunday I would spend the day processing the "keepers" and uploading them to my website (around 700-1000 photos).
Then it is another couple of hours going through all the photos
     * selecting and captioning those to be sent to the Leader and Herald
     * selecting/uploading photos for Facebook sites
     * selecting/uploading folders of photos for the KNTFL website

On Monday afternoon I go through every photo and sort copies into each player's personal folder. On Wednesday afternoon I sort and print photos for display in the clubrooms.
So I spend around 25 hours each week photographing and processing Saints photos with most of that filling up the whole weekend.

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