Michael Whapples from Leicestershire is blind and shoots air rifle. In 2011 he was the first British shooter ever to compete at the Open European Shooting Championships for the Vision Impaired, held at Nitra, Slovakia.Read More
Vic Morris lives in south Wales and is paralysed from the neck down as the result of an accident. With the aid of an 'equaliser' device invented by his coach, John Kelman, Vic shoots pistol and rifle.
Stewart Nangle, a Lancastrian, is pictured shooting .22 pistol. What the photograph does not show is that at the time one of his legs was fitted with a metal frame that was bolted into the bones.
Now that our Vimeo and YouTube channels are up and running alongside our Flickr album, the DSP will be very grateful for contributions of video and/or still photographs relating to any aspect of disabled target shooting. If you are able to let us have suitable material, or know someone else who can, please read on - and spread the word.
Why do we want them?
Our aim is to build up a library of material to service two purposes. Firstly, to encourage more people to take up target shooting, when they see images of people like themselves enjoying the sport. Secondly, to provide a reference library for shooters, coaches, instructors and clubs who are looking for solutions to problems on equipment or technique.
What would we like?
Basically, whatever there is! Video showing general shooting club life, special events, one-to-one coaching sessions, individual shooters with disabilities, less-able shooters using modified equipment, range officers working with deaf or learning disabled shooters – everything will be useful in one way or another.
"We really don’t mind if your film work may not be to Hollywood standards; we can edit the work to tell the story.
You can send us video captured by your iPhone or Android, your Canon or Sony.
We can receive your work in any digital format, whether its .mov, mp4 or .wmv. We'll be able to convert what we receive to what we need.”
When you are deciding what to send us, Mark’s advice is:
1. You can say a tremendous amount in 30 seconds of film!
2. The shorter the video files, the faster your upload speed will be when submitting them to us.
3. We would love to see what you and/or your club have done to accommodate disabled shooting.
4. Please include commentary where possible.
5. Interviews from those who have benefitted, with smiley faces, are great!
6. A mixture of close-ups and general scenes is helpful.
7. Don’t be shy - everything we receive will be of assistance to DSP, and therefore to those shooters or shooters-to-be engaging in this pro-active sport.
● Please remember to ensure that people shown are willing to have their images on the internet.
● Please send with the video/photos a note of what is happening, what the occasion is, etc.
● If people shown are happy to have their names added (full name, or just first name), please supply the name(s)! If they wish to remain anonymous, that’s fine.
● Make sure you let us have your full contact details; your name, telephone number and email, your club details, and website address if the club has one.
How to contribute
If for any reason you cannot use Dropbox, please don’t worry – just contact Mark to make alternative arrangements for getting your material to him.
In return, can we help you?
In addition to preparing videos for our internet channels, Nonesuchemedia will also be putting together clips that can be used in various ways, such as presentations in support of applications for funding or planning permission, promotional events, etc. If your or your organisation need such material to advance the cause of disabled target shooting, then please contact DSP Co-ordinator Liz Woodall, and we will do what we can to help.
OK, we’re standing by, ready to receive and develop, so get your creative juices flowing!