GRIDIRON GURU PUTS COLLEGE STUDENTS IN FRAME
Photo students at Blackburn College found themselves behind the lens when
one of the UK’s top American Football photographers touched down.
Professional sports snapper Wayne Paulo, who works for the NFL Europe,
travels the world capturing top gridiron action including the famed
Super Bowl in the States.
But he took time out of his busy schedule to give Blackburn College students a
two-hour presentation and “team talk” on how best to grab those magical
moments in world sport at the highest level. And later he challenged students
to take pictures of him and his latest promo vehicle on campus.
Wayne, a professional with over 25 years experience, had been invited to the
college by course tutor John Harrison to advise students on photo opportunities
in sport ,travel and public relations..
Having covered all 13 NFL Europe World Bowls and 4 Super Bowls in America,
Wayne has Photographed many gridiron greats including Dan Marino, Steve
Young ,Jerry Rice and Joe Montana, even had lunch with John Riggins!
“It was a wonderful opportunity to give these students a glimpse of what it is
like out there in the commercial world”, said Wayne.” It was more nerve
wracking than standing on the touchline at the Super Bowl but I loved it. You
are still only as good as your last photo and that is exactly what keeps you on
your toes. There is a lot of talent out there and the lesson is “You can all do it.
Think about it. We all look but do we see?”
Wayne, whose stunning images can be seen on a special web site,
GetBetterPictures.com , has also just taken delivery of his latest mobile photo
album, a fully pictured C2 saloon car covered with over forty amazing images
from around the world including American footballers, Blackpool, Las Vegas,
Florida, Switzerland and the Caribbean.
College tutor John Harrison said: It was a very valuable session and our
National Diploma year 2 students loved it.
“Wayne delivered a professional and lively lecture which gave students a real
insight into the world of sports and PR photography.”
Wayne, who is currently back home in Blackpool, Lancashire, has already
been assigned next years Super Bowl in Detroit, USA and is meanwhile
planning a lecture tour of the UK for next year.
Anyone interested should send Wayne an email
Release date 01/12/2005
By Darryl Freedman On behalf of: Blackburn College