Biography: Mark Dadswell is the winner of the Second Prize Sports Action Singles award in the 2009 World Press Photo competition, and is one of Australia's leading sports photographers.
Mark has documented many national and international sporting events, most notably three Olympic Games, the World Athletics and Swimming Championships, the President's Cup Golf, the Australian Open Tennis, the Rugby Union World Cup and Soccer World Cup Qualifiers.
As well as being a senior staff photographer with Getty Images, Mark's work appears regularly in newspapers and magazines in Australia and internationally. He has also been commissioned to shoot many advertising campaigns for clients such as Puma, Adidas and Nike.
Equipment:Canon EOS-1D Mark III camera; Canon lenses 14mm f/2.8, 15mm f/2.8, 16-35mm f/2.8, 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8, 300mm f/2.8, 400mm f/2.8, 500mm f/2.8, 600mm f/2.8. 1.4 converter; Canon 580EX flash; Pocket Wizard multi-max remotes; Elinchrom Ranger/FreeStyle portable lighting; Dell computer (editing software is GIFT (Getty Images Field Tool, used to edit and caption) and Photoshop CS2).
Cathy Freeman visits the MAIJAG (Mackay Aboriginal and Islander Justice Alternatice Group) centre in Mackay to see Aboriginal artwork during the Athletics For the Outback Program run by Athletics Australia in Mackay on 12 June 2005.
Maria Sharapova of Russia plays a forehand during her semi-final match against Kim Clijsters of Belgium on day 11 of the Australian Open 2007 at Melbourne Park on 25 January 2007 in Melbourne, Australia.
Steve Hooker of Australia competes during the men's Pole Vault final at the athletics during day nine of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 24 March 2006. Steve Hooker won gold, Dmitry Markov of Australia won silver, and Steven Lewis of England won bronze.
Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the Men's 200m Butterfly Final held at the National Aquatics Centre during day five of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on 13 August 2008. Michael Phelps finished the race in a time of one minute 52.49 seconds — a new world record.
Left fielder Masahiko Morino (#31) of Japan hits the outfield wall while attempting to catch a fly ball against the Chinese Taipei during their preliminary baseball game at the Wukesong Baseball Field during day six of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on 14 August 2008.