MINT sit down in conversation with Everton's Official Assistant Photographer, Emma Simpson.
Emma discusses the challenging task of capturing moments hundreds of thousands of fans engage with on Everton's Official social media channels. Delving into the difference between the Mens and Women's media set up, the personalities of players from the U18's, U23's and the First Team in front of the camera. You'll also hear about the Theo Walcott goal that gave Emma the platform to showcase her skills in the world of sports photography and exactly what it takes to get the perfect moment inside the lens onto social media and in front of the fans.
We find out about the challenges a club photographer faces trying to balance both mens and women's fixtures and the improvement in the media engagement in the women's game. Emma single handedly providing the 2020 Women's F.A Cup Final scenes; from cold soup in one hand to a camera in the other, mid game editing, jumping the advertising hoardings, Yerry Mina dancing and Thierry Small glancing, Emma gives us a real life insight into the joys of working at Everton Football Club.
Running Order: - Introduction (01min 00sec) - Looking through the lens at players (07min 05sec) - The Women's Team media exposure (14min 00sec) - 2020 Women's F.A Cup Final (23min 53sec) - Focus on player emotions (34min 42sec) - Trust and Exposure from Everton (39min 41sec) - U23's (45min 00sec) - Quickfire Q and A (48min 58sec)
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