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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).

See more of Mark's work at his Getty Images profile.

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica breaks the world record with a time of 19.30 seconds to win the gold medal in the Men's 200m Final during Day 12 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Settings: 1/800, f/4, ISO 1250

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Jana Pittman at Main Beach, 4 June 2004 on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Settings: 1/250, f/22, ISO 100

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Liana Mesa Luaces (#11) of Cuba goes up for a spike against Brazil in the women's indoor Volleyball bronze medal match on 28 August 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games.

Settings: 1/640, f/2.8, ISO 800

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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.

Settings: 1/200, f/11, ISO 100

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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.

Settings: 1/800, f/2.8, ISO 1000

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Xiaopeng Li of China competes on the horizontal bars during the Apparatus Finals of the 2005 World Gymnastics Championships at Melbourne Park on 27 November 2005 in Melbourne, Australia.

Settings: 1/1600, f/4.5, ISO 200

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Nathan Buckley of the Collingwood Magpies, studio shoot for AFL Publishing.

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Sarah Jamieson runs during a photo shoot for the 2007 Osaka World Athletics Championships at the CityLink intersection in Flemington on 30 May 2007 in Melbourne, Australia.

Settings: 1/1300, f/5, ISO 400

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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.

Settings: 1/800, f/3.5, ISO 800

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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.

Settings: 1/800, f/4, ISO 1000

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Vicky Parnov competes in the Women's Pole Vault during the Sydney Athletics Grand Prix at Sydney Olympic Park on 28 February 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

Settings: 1/1300, f/6.3, ISO 200

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Archie, ridden by trainer Darren Weir, works in the ocean at Black Rock to overcome an injury, the image was taken on 24 October 2004 in Melbourne, Australia.

Settings: 1/2000, f/6.3, ISO 200

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Greg Norman during day one of the Heineken Classic at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, 5 February 2004.

Settings: 1/800, f/6.3, ISO 200

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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.

Settings: 1/800, f/3.2, ISO 1000

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Halil Mutlu of Turkey competes in the men's 56kg category weightlifting competition on 15 August 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games.

Settings: 1/400, f/5.6, ISO 500

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Jockey Noel Callow jumps off Apache Cat after winning the Group 1 Cadbury Guineas during the 2006 Australian Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on 11 March 2006 in Melbourne, Australia.

Settings: 1/1600, f/4.5, ISO 100

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New Zealand All Black Jonah Lomu, on a training camp at Queenstown, preparing for the first match of the Tri-Nations series against the Springboks.

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Paul Burgess, Kym Howe and Steve Hooker pose for a photo session at City Beach on 2 June 2007 in Perth, Australia.

Settings: 1/320, f/11, ISO 200

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