Australia is renown for being a nation of sports-fanatics, largely due to the excellent weather conditions, and where there's a sporting event going on in Australia, there's usually at least 1 photographer snapping away like crazy, hoping to take the perfect Sports photograph.
Sports photography is a very popular activity in Australia, not just with professional photographers, but also the home/residential market. Mums and Dads love to take photographs of their kids in action, hoping that one day when they are a sporting legend, that photograph might bring back wonderful memories (and perhaps earn a few 'quid' when sold to a sports stock photography library or a newspaper/magazine).
Attend any Australian Rules Football match, or national/international cricket match and you'll find scores of sports photographers there, taking pictures of all the action. Those photographs usually end up in the newspaper the next day, or published in a book or magazine at some stage. Once all the hubhub has died down over the match, and the most popular photographs have been published, the photographers usually end up submitting their collection of snaps from that event to a sports stock photography library (such as DW Stock Picture Library), for other markets to view and purchase their prized images.
Here are some of the different sports stock photography categories you can expect to see photographs of, in our library:
- Rugby League/Union
- Rock Climbing
- Boat Racing
and a whole other range of sports (too many to list here).
We even have sports stock photography from the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and you can expect to eventually see images from the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, to be held in the state of Victoria, Australia.
Our Stock Photography Services
The DW Stock Picture Library is one of Australia's leading stock photograph galleries. Over the last four years the photo library has built up a rich resource of over 200,000 high quality stock images. We represent some of Australia's leading photographers as well as many great international stock agencies.
Our Categories page will show you some of the subjects that we
carry stock photographs of. Aside from our large selection of photographs still waiting to be
loaded on our site, we have enormous coverage of Australian animals
(Kangaroos, Koalas, Insects, Marine life etc.), Australian landscapes and
cities (Deserts, Mountains, National Parks, Beaches, Mood Scenes,
Rainforests) and Travel images covering most countries of the world. Lastly, our people images are natural and not staged.
Combined with this wonderful collection of great stock images covering the widest range of topics, the library is the only one in Australia to also offer
you the freelance services of researchers with extensive knowledge of picture
& text researching, photo-editing and rights & permission clearance. In other
words, if the images you are seeking are not in our files, we will locate them
for you, clear the necessary rights, document all images and finalise the project
on your behalf.
We can assist you in creating and establishing your own
in-house photographic collection, resulting in an efficient filing system where
previously inaccessible images can be easily retrieved and utilised for your in-house
To view samples of projects we have been involved with and for
further information on these and the other services we have to offer, please go
to our portfolio.
Our office hours are 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Monday to
Friday. Telephone or email your picture request. Images can be sent
via email or cd.
Just use the IMAGE SEARCH box at the top right of this page to get started.