The Crazy Life Of A Travelling Sportsphotographer

The crazy life of a Sportsphotographer travelling across Europe

The time before Christmas is a calm and contemplative time…..

Not for Mitch Gunn, Sportsphotographer.

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Credit: Guillaume Photo Nat

Mitch in his “Not-Every-Day-Work-Outfit” covering a World Cup Skiing Race                    

                                                                                

To him it´s a season of working long days, sitting, standing, lying hours in the snow and editing like crazy to provide us with amazing shots of the best skiers in the world.

I asked him a couple of questions and as you can see Mitch is really busy because they are short.

1. WHAT LET YOU DECIDE TO BE A SPORTSPHOTOGRAPHER TRAVELLING ACROSS EUROPE?
I decided to go into sports photography after the stress of my previous job made me ill, initially I was only going to do it for a year, but that was 7 years ago now.
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Equipment for the races  Credit: Mitch Gunn
2. WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB?
I love travelling, meeting new people, and the challenge of trying to capture the moment that defines an event.
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Credit: Mitch Gunn
3. IS THERE SOMETHING YOU HATE ABOUT IT?
I often cover sports when it rains, I hate rain (love snow).
4. WHAT WAS ONE OF THE BEST MOMENTS IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?
Being part of the US Ski team last winter when Ted Ligety won his gold medals, it’s always nice when your friends win.
Credit: US Ski Team by Mitch Gunn
Credit: Mitch Gunn for the US Ski Team
5. ONE ADVICE FROM YOU TO IMPROVE PICTURES?
Experiment with your camera and angles, sometimes things work sometimes they do not.
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Credit: Mitch Gunn

If you want to hear more from Mitch Gunn or purchase his photos go to: SPORTSPHOTOGRAPHER MITCH GUNN

2 thoughts on “The Crazy Life Of A Travelling Sportsphotographer”

  1. Ich hätte gerne noch gewusst, warum er im Kilt fotografiert! Brr, ich friere schon beim Anschauen! Toller Beruf! Was hat er denn vorher gemacht?
    Sonnige Grüße
    Jutta

    Reply
    • Mitch hat bei seinem letzten Rennen des Jahres (er ist Brite) im Kilt fotografiert. Ich glaube, mich zu erinnern, dass er eine Wette verloren hat. Vielleicht hast du ja schon gesehen, dass manche Rennläufer, wenn sie ihre Karriere beenden sich auch besonders anziehen (Hans Knauss im Anzug, Didier Cuche in alter Skiausrüstung…). Seitdem habe ich ihn schon öfter mal im Kilt fotografieren gesehen. Er wurde sogar mal kurz im Fernsehen gezeigt.
      Vorher hatte er so einige Berufe. Er hat mir mal davon erzählt, aber ich habe es wieder vergessen. Kann ihn aber gerne mal fragen.

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