IceHockeyMedia - Colin Lawson
Welcome to the IceHockeyMedia website!
I am the Official Team GB Ice Hockey Photographer for Ice Hockey UK, having covered the sport from grass roots level, Club, Conference, National and International games over a 12-year period. I photograph all of the Teams that play under the GB programme, GB Men, GB Under 20’s & Under 18’s Men as well as the GB Women & GB Under 18’s Women.
I am also the EIHA Conference and England Under 19's photographer. In addition, I have photographed for the World University Games in Turin, the EIHA Schools of Excellence and the EIHA Ladies Finals providing images to both local and National Press, not forgetting our very own PowerPlay magazine, which is sadly no longer in publication.
I am also an Elite League accredited photographer as well as being an accomplished and experienced underwater photographer. Historically I was the Official Photographer for the Newcastle MobilX Vipers in it’s various guises and the Northern Stars Academy.
One of the most demanding tasks has to be that of Tournament Hockey, especially the EIHA Conference Finals, held over 3 days and with around 440 players taking part. In 2008 there were in excess of 28,000 images taken, in 2009 some 22,000 in 2010 24,000, in 2011 24,347 images, in both 2012 & 2013 almost 30,000 images and in 2014 a staggering 60,729 images. All of this would not be possible without the assistance of a great friend, Ian Hanlon who assists in almost all of the domestic based tournaments we photograph. If you would like Ian & I to provide your Ice Hockey Tournament or Camp photography, please contact me via email at: IceHockeyMediato discuss your requirements and we will be happy to oblige.
If you wish to purchase any of the images from my website please contact me via email at: IceHockeyMedia Please state the gallery name, the image number which will start VM1_ , VM2_ or IHM_ and the size that you require:
9" x 6" = £7
12" x 8" = £10
12" x 18" = £15
12" x 18" = £15 **Year Planner**
12" x 18" = £25 ** Conference Style Montage **
16" x 24" = £25
CD's containing a maximum of 25 photographs = £55 ( Please note they must be of the same player & will NOT include a Team Photograph )
Discounts for large orders are available. All of the photographs on the site are uploaded “as shot” straight from the camera with no editing being carried out beforehand. Whenever a photograph is ordered I carry out any necessary editing using the original file, which is some 75% larger than the files on the site.
If you have any special request, prior to placing your order, such as wanting the image cropped or even a stray stick removed, please contact me via email at : IceHockeyMedia stating the gallery name and image number ( it starts with VM1_ , VM2_ or IHM_ ) together with what you require, and if it can be done, it will. You will receive an Email from me informing you that the altered image has been uploaded for you to view, with no obligation to order.
I need to point out that any orders placed by using the above email will be a lot quicker and cheaper than using SmugMug who are a US based company who host my website. If however you do chose to use SmugMug, don't be alarmed at the prices, its calculated in dollars not pounds and is worked out at the variable exchange rate. The SmugMug prices are also more expensive as they include administration and postage fees. If you would prefer to order via the website and after adding an image to the shopping cart, you get the following message "The photo is too small to buy this item" please let me know by email IceHockeyMedia and I will upload the original image so that your order can be completed. All the images on this site have been scaled down to keep upload speeds to a minimum, if you do order via SmugMug, there will also be a delay as I will need to upload the original file to ensure that you get the best possible print. This will normally add around 10~14 days from ordering to receipt.
I pride myself on providing a first class personal service and can also add that little extra touch at no extra cost, should you require your photograph to be autographed by one of the players this can normally be arranged at no extra charge.