Behind The Lens
Never Wear White To Boxing
AthletesVoice and Canon Australia have partnered for a five-part video series Behind The Lens, featuring Australia’s most respected sports photographers detailing how they captured some of the most iconic sports images ever taken, and the inner workings of their craft.
Canon Master photographer Phil Hillyard (News Corp) takes us into the inner sanctum of Australian sports photography to share the images you know, and the stories you don’t with Alex Coppel (News Corp), Cameron Spencer (Getty Images), Ryan Pierse (Getty Images), David Gray (Reuters) and Craig Golding (freelance).
In episode three of Behind The Lens, prominent Australian sports photographer Hillyard and his peers discuss the dangers they’ve faced while getting too close to the action at sporting events. Whether it’s copping a stray foot at the boxing, getting hit with a ball by the world’s best cricketers, or having the biggest AFL players slide into you, sports photographers often need to put themselves in danger to get the photos that tell the best stories.
Click here to get the sideline tour with Phil Hillyard as he takes us into the sports photographer’s quarters at a Sydney Swans match.