Claus Andersen thrilled the students with a presentation his images from 3 decades of his professional career and the diverse subjects he covers. Andersen has covered 10 Olympics, 16 World Track and Field Championships, PGA golf, NHL hockey just to name a few of the big name events. His client base includes small local companies to international publications and corporations such as The Hockey News, Getty Images and Nike.
Andersen shared many logistical and creative insights with the students and faculty in attendance. We learned about the unique challenges faced while shooting a huge events. One unique facet of Andersen's work is using eight studio strobes (similar to what the student are presently using) to illuminate hockey arenas to produce the best quality images. The session was inspirational and very educational. It gave us all a glimpse of covering sports locally and on the biggest stages around the world.
His presentation and interview was videoed by our students and will part of our Speaker Series collection.
Thanks to Claus Andersen for sharing his time, advice and images with our Lambton students!
|Karah Schultz sets up to video the presentation. Photo by Richard Beland|
|Sarah DiDonato and Kaitlyn Eastman smile at a lighter moment of the presentation. Photo byRichard Beland|
|Students view Claus Andersen images including from coverage of the NHL. Photo by Bisi Alawode|
|Dave Chidley Faculty and guest Claus Andersen during presentation. Photo by Photo by Bisi Alawode|
|Unique angle on Harness racing. Photo by Claus Andersen|
|Students and Faculty view Claus Andersen's images during presentation. Photo by Photo by Bisi Alawode|
|Students view Claus Andersen's image portfolios. Photo by Photo by Bisi Alawode|
|Joan Elliott and Lorraine Kraayenbrink listen to interview and presentation by guest Claus Andersen. Photo by Photo by Bisi Alawode|
|Jeff McCoy listens to photographer Claus Andersen during presentation. Photo by Photo by Bisi Alawode|
|Students view Claus Andersen's images in portfolios during presentation. Photo by Photo by Bisi Alawode|
|Typical gear that Claus Andersen uses for a sporting event on the road. Photo by Claus Andersen|
|Angela Smolders finds out that the 600mm is just a little heavier than her regular camera gear! Photo by Richard Beland|
|A Nike Olympic moment, that was used by Nike for advertisements and billboards. Photo by Claus Andersen|
|Oscar Pistorius, The Blade Runner, in competition. Photo by Claus Andersen|
|Scenic shot of running horse for Horse Racing client. Photo by Claus Andersen|
|The Beijing Olympic, Bird's Nest Stadium shot at 3:00 A.M. for a perfect reflection with no spectators. Photo by Claus Andersen|
|Tiger Woods lines up a shot and a great photograph. Photo by Claus Andersen|
|Our customary group shot with guest Claus Andersen as Bisi and Jessica hold on to the super telephotos and hope Claus leaves them behind.|