Sporting Images Blog
Our new blog is now available for sports photographers, event organisers and others who are interested in our service. Our photographers and staff will be reguarly submitting articles on how they have covered events, and other interesting news stories about Sporting Images event coverage.
With the success of our recent underwater photo sessions we have now opened a new service for Clubs and Individuals to have one of our specialists underwater photographers film their swimmers from above and below the pool deck. (more…)
SIA photographer Duane Hart has released some of his best sporting images as posters, all with inspirational quotes. Priced at $24.50 for the 12”x8” print or $75 for the large 20”x16” prints, they make ideal gifts for that someone special or for the office or home gym wall. Click Here to view and purchase.
Sporting Images now offer hand crafted framing, laminating and canvas printing:
Specialists in hand crafted framing, canvas stretch mounting, laminating and large scale photo/canvas printing with the new office on the Redcliffe Peninsula.
Duane Hart leads a skilled and artistic team which offers clients personal service & design flair that is backed by high quality workmanship for all your picture frame needs.
We are able to offer you exceptional hand crafted picture framing that will preserve and beautifully display your treasured artworks for many years to come. We can work to any budget, no job is too small or too big.
Our showroom offers a large selection of framing options with over 250 picture frame samples to choose from. With our experience we can help you design the perfect combination to enhance your artwork ready to hang.
Large Format Photographic/Canvas Printing and Laminating
Our laminating machines can laminate posters 1100mm wide and are available for large or small jobs and our high quality photographic printer can produce high quality photographic prints or canvas up to 1300mm wide.
-Copy & restoration of damaged photographs
-Restoration of faded photographs – from both monochrome and colour originals.
-Printing on archival quality photographic paper and using museum quality glass and conservation framing for the best possible finish for your precious artwork.
Opening hours Monday-Friday 9-5
The portrait studio was also very popular with the dancers and it was a good test for our forthcoming coverage of the Nationals on the Gold Coast next month. Over 25 000 images were taken over the 3 days and and they will be available at the following password protected LINK-CLICK HERE If you didn’t pick up a flyer at the event with the password, you can email us your name and team name and we will reply with a password.
All photos were taken by Matt, Jason, Lee and Duane using Canon 5dmk2 and Nikon D3 Cameras using a 15mm fisheye 200m 1.8 and 70-210 lenses, and we have further information on our event coverage at our company FACEBOOK PAGE
Duane covered the South Burnett Junior Rugby League Finals in Kingaroy this weekend and congratulations to all players and teams who made the finals this year. The local Red Ants team won all 3 division finals for the first time in years against spirited opponents and some great footy was played by all teams.. (more…)
Duane, Shane and Lee covered the recent The Lakes College Fun Run. Over 1000 competitors enjoyed the bright sunshine and with over 40 kilometres of bike and pathways, the community of North Lakes made a perfect location.
Consisting of events run over 2km, 6km and 10km circuits, The Lakes College Fun Run is set against a picturesque backdrop of landscaped gardens, lakes and bushland.
Duane took the high bridge photos with a Canon 5dmk2 Camera and a 15mm fisheye lense in an Aquatech underwater housing mounted on a 2.5m painters pole. Shane used a Nikon and Lee a Canon Mk4 Camera at the start/finish.
Sporting Images recently covered the Australian Little Athletics National Championships in Brisbane. Over 12 000 photos were taken by the 4 photographers on the day and all are now available at the following Link-Click Here
Congratulations all swimmers who are participatied in the Swimming Australia Age Championships in Sydney, Click Here to view all the photos. Over 60 000 images have been taken by 4 photographers over the 6 days of competition.
For the first time at this event we had 2 underwater cameras using Aquatech housings and Canon cameras, and the above the water action being taken with Nikon and Canon prime lenses. More photos and a detailed explanation of how we managed to set up the underwater cameras can be found on (more…)
Sporting Images provided coverage for the recent Noosa Triathlon Festival and congratulations go to the all the competitors and organisers of the week long event. (more…)
Sporting Images recently provided coverage of the Queensland School Sport 19yrs & Under Track & Field Championships in Brisbane with 4 photographers and over 40 000 images were taken over the 4 days. (more…)
Sporting Images, provided coverage of the 2009 World Triathlon Championships on the Gold Coast. Over 80 000 images have been captured by the 9 photographers over the 4 days of events using Canon and Nikon equipment.
For the first time at an Age Group Championships, Sporting Images had a photographer with an underwater camera photographing the athletes as they exited the water and these proved very spectacular images with our photographer spending up to 6 hours in the water each day capturing most athletes exiting. (The swim exit photos are sorted by Cap Colour) CLICK HERE to view all the images (more…)
Over 3000 action photos have been taken over the 5 days of this event held at Brisbane Grammar School, and to view all the images from this event Click Here.
Duane is using a Nikon D300 camera with the new Nikon 500 f4 VR lense (3200 asa 400th at f4) and a Canon Mk3 camera with a 200 EF 1.8 lense (3200 asa 1000th at 1.8) and Lucas is using a Canon Mk3 with a EF 400 2.8 lense. (more…)
Sporting Images covered this event with Duane and Matt providing the action photography. Everyone enjoyed the great day in superb weather and a lovely setting, and even the local dolphins made an appearance just before race finish. All 4500 photos are sorted by cap colour and are available to view at the following link
Sporting Images had 4 photographers covering this event with over 55 000 images taken in all 152 events over the 6 days of competition. Using both Canon and Nikon long lenses and Pocket Wizard remotes (above and underwater for some events) (more…)
I recently updated my camera kit and have gone to Nikon for my long lenses. The Canon 400 2.8 lense has been replaced with a lighter Nikon 500 f4 VR lense and a Nikon D300 Camera. I will still be using the Canon Mk3 Camera with the 200 1.8 EF lense combination for all my indoor action photography as its still the fastest and combination for indoor work. I also now have a Canon 5d Mk2 camera with a 24-105 IS lense as we gear up in the next 2 years to provide video slow motion clips at the events we cover.
Here is an updated list of the equipment I use: (more…)
Duane (Filming the start from the water using the 5d mk2 with the EWA Marine bag) and Matt (Finish line with a Nikon D300 and 200 2.8 lense) covered this event and you can watch the short video by clicking (more…)
Matt and Duane have just covered this event at Chandler with Duane testing the new Canon 5d Mk2 Camera and the results in low light were superb. This venue had the lights in the centre lanes turned off, however with the new cameras, we are now able to get good action at 6400 asa at 1000th of a second and it appears as if the athletes are competing in daylight. Duane also managed to photograph the action from the underwater position using the 24-105 IS lense at 6400 asa 400th at f4. (more…)
The latest copy of American Photography Magazine ‘Shutterbug” has a feature story on Sports Photography including the work of Sporting Images photographer Duane Hart.
Click here to view the magazine: Page 1 – Page 2
Matt, Duane and Holly recently covered the Queensland Junior and Elite Championships at Chandler with over 1500 photos taken. Duane also managed to get some shots from the underwater position on day 3 and they were all taken at 6400 asa 800th at 24mm with the 24-105 IS lense. Matt’s action photos were taken with the Nikon D300 camera with a 400 2.8 lense at 3200 asa from the back of the grandstand. This event was a (more…)
Sporting Images provided coverage of the 2008 Queensland Swimming Championships at Chandler with 5 photographers. Lucas and Michael (Canon) covering the morning heats and Matt (Nikon) Duane and Kaitlyn (Canon) the evening finals.
Over 40 000 images were taken over the 7 days and with Helen and Tania cropping and sorting all the images into their events, we had all the images available to view on our website 24hrs after the event finished. (more…)
SIA photographer Duane Hart has won the Sports Category at the recent 2008 International Aperture Awards
His image of a sprinter’s shadow won Gold and he was one of only 2 Australians in the top ten in the sports category. It was taken taken at the 2006 Commonwealth Games using a 400 2.8 with a x2 converter and is full frame and not cropped (straight from the camera) His 4 other entries gained a silver and 3 bronze awards. (more…)
Sporting Images recently provided coverage of the 2008 Womens Rugby League World Cup and International Police World Cup held at Kawana in Caloundra. Both World Cup events are (more…)
Sporting Images provided coverage for the recent Noosa Triathlon Festival and congratulations go to the all the competitors and organisers of the week long event.
We had 7 photographers at the Noosa Triathlon on Sunday and for the first time covered the swim exit with 2 photographers – Matt and Lucas. Duane and Michael (400 2.8 long lenses) again covered the climb out on the Bike Course with Delwyn and Lee photographing the transition and run to the finish, Matt and Lee the finish line, and Shane the finish high panoramas.Over 40 000 images were taken in one day by our 7 photographers during Sundays main race, and all were available on the website 4 days after the event Click Here to view all the festival photos taken. (more…)
Sporting Images provided coverage of this event with 2 photographers – Michael and Matt who took over 15 000 images of the 200 plus teams in the 4 days of competition.
After more than 600 preliminary round games, the finals saw Elanora, Benowa, PBC, Keebra Park, & Cavendish Road High schools walk away with victories in their respective divisions. It was a fitting finish to the biggest schools team event ever conducted in any sport anywhere in the world
Click Here to view the photos.
This weekend Sporting Images provided coverage of the Gold Coast Half Ironman and the Tanita Sprintman Triathlon .
A record field turned up at the new home of the Gold Coast Half Ironman yesterday to compete in one of the toughest events on the SIA calendar. Calypso Bay proved to be the perfect venue which enabled spectators to support their competitors regularly along the open-pan course and beautiful marina.
The new Tanita Sprintman also attracted a big field in the lead up the Noosa Triathlon, where 400 competitors tackled the 1km swim, 33km cycle and 7km run distance.
Matt and Lucas covered the Swim finish and Finish line photos and Duane photographed out on the cycle course and then helped out at the finish line. Over 10700 images were taken and (more…)
Sporting Images recently covered the Gold Coast Gymnastic Club Gymnastics carnival over the 4 days of competition. Congratulations go to all the local and interstate competitors and supporters and it is our 6th year of coverage of this particular well organised event.
Over 15 000 images were taken by us over the 4 days with (more…)
This weekend I took the family on our annual country trip out to West Queensland for the Zone Championships. Helped by my daughter Holly, we photographed the 40 competitors over the 2 days and had the display van set up at the event. It was good to get back into photographing the country sports after a busy month in Beijing, and I prefer getting out and doing the smaller events as they are well received by the organisers and the children enjoy seeing their photos on the big screen for the first time.
Photos are all available in our Archives
Flying home tonight and looking forward to seeing the family and friends. Its been a very enjoyably 2 weeks and the Chinese have done a fantastic job and looked after the media very well. I was staying in the North Star Media village with fellow Aussie photographer and good friend Delly Carr, and the volunteers and transport have been the best I have seen at an Olympics. London have a hard act to follow. The Beijing photos are now available to view in our Editorial Archives.
The final few days I spent trying some slow shutter speed images and the rhythmic gymnastics finals proved the best sport to photograph for this. I got to the venue early to get one of the only spots low down so I could shoot into a black background on the far left hand side of the mat. Had about 2 metres of good black background to work with. The image below was taken 1/15th at f11 200 asa with a 200 1.8 lense handheld panning in the direction of movement. (more…)