Gareth Jones and Sports-alive

Gareth Started Sports-alive photography in 2001 (yes, all those years ago) with a few ideas that could combine technology with photography and improve the experience for customers at events.

Today, Sports-alive has expanded beyond sports events, and now offers many diverse photographic services.

At the core though, is a photographer who is willing to explore the boundaries of art, but still maintain the technical excellence that modern media demands.

Gareth has been a photographer since his schooldays, working in a specialist camera shop and honing the basic techniques using film and a darkroom. Gareth has successfully translated those essential basics of photography to the digital photography.

As a Sports photographer, Gareth has covered International Rugby, International Hockey (and spent some time as Reading HC’s official photographer,) Gymnastics and Cycling (track and road), as well as a number of minority sports.

As a corporate and commercial photographer Gareth has a client list which includes The Institute of Civil Engineers, South Central Ambulance Service, Pangbourne college and many more. – example

Gareth has worked on CMS systems, and Digital asset management systems (DAM) for a number of years. He consulted for companies wishing to manage their digital assets.
Gareth as worked for Nikon UK as a trainer delivering courses on both photography techniques and the use of Nikon cameras. Gareth has also been a Nikon Evangelist, presenting at a number of their events and demonstrating their technology solutions in real time to large audiences of photographic enthusiasts. Gareth is an acknowledged expert in a number of areas, e.g. Wireless networking for cameras and Digital Asset management.

Gareths also has experience delivering training in other areas making use of his extensive background in IT and web technologies.

Presenting for Nikon

As well as photographing sport, Gareth has been a keen sportsman for many years. Having played Rugby, Hockey and even dabbled with Triathlon Gareth is a keen cyclist, and spends a lot of his cycling time on a tandem with his wife Sally.

Gareth and Sally at the top of Spooky wood, Glentress


What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

“I’ve just had the photographs back from Gareth who did a photo shoot for me with my associate team for my new website. I’m very pleased and impressed that he managed to get us all very relaxed – even those of us with camera phobia – and the results are great, from formal headshots to informal mucking about. Thanks Gareth!”

Louise Farrell
Indigo HR Consulting

Gareth has worked with us at Berkshire Physiotherapy for a number of years now, delivering great quality framed photos of sports men and women for our reception and treatment areas. These have been a major talking point with our patients and have received many compliments.
Gareth has also provided head shots and team photos for our website, in house video and promotional items.
He really understands the clinic and our requirements and each time delivers a large number of stock pictures we can use time and time again. He is well priced and helps us create within a tight schedule

Carol Adkins
Berkshire Physiotherapy

“I think you have done a fantastic job and covered the whole scope of the event. I am really delighted with the photos.”

Mariana Jackson
Head of Marketing
Pangbourne College