NRL Field Photography: Ampol State of Origin

Suncorp Stadium
40 Castlemaine St
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We’re back on the sideline for 2021!

This is your chance to experience a truly unique course to Nikon School as a sideline field photographer for when the Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues take on the QLD Maroons in the 2021 Ampol State of Origin.

Picture yourself positioned along the try line of this iconic game.

The crowd is roaring and both teams are hungry for a win. You’re positioned in your Nikon-exclusive spot right on the field ready for that perfect shot. A player scores a try, and you’ve captured the drive in the players’ eyes leading up, the side-step evading the defending team, the final dive to the try line, and that fanatical post-try celebration with teammates. Just imagine the memories you could create…

This course is ideal for individuals who have a reasonable grasp of their DSLR or Mirrorless camera and would like to advance their sports photography skills while photographing from an exclusive sideline location.

This exciting course from Nikon School will take your creative and technical skills to the next level. This hands-on course will show you how to make amazing images while advancing your technical skill and exposure techniques, all while building on your existing photographic knowledge.

Please note that you must be 18 years or older to attend this event.

Due to COVID-19, spots on the sideline are strictly limited. Inline with NRL guidelines, attendees may be required to wear PPE for the duration of the session.

NRL Sideline events are non-refundable, please decide carefully when registering. Exceptions may be made to this refund policy due to the current and changing COVID-19 regulations and restrictions at play.

Event times for when you are required to be at the stadium prior to kickoff are subject to change.

Please complete this accreditation form to ensure you will have pitch access for the event.

Course inclusions:

  • Field Photography briefing and course prior to the game
  • Try line field photography access exclusive to Nikon
  • The opportunity to test Nikon gear including the D6
  • Light refreshment

What you will learn

  • Learn how to capture the drama and amazing mid-action shots
  • Advance your technical skills
  • Explore your creativity


Nikon staff will have your accreditation passes to be distributed at the meeting point

Topics Covered

  • Sports Photography (fast moving subjects)
  • Choice of lens
  • Advanced Exposure Techniques (white balance)
  • Available Light Photography
  • Creative Composition
  • Creative Techniques

What to bring

  • A digital SLR or Mirrorless camera and a telephoto lens (recommended if you would like to shoot with two bodies)
  • Memory card (s)
  • Monopod (if possible)
  • Jacket (preferably waterproof)
  • No large backpacks
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