Icon Sportswire is always looking for talented and experienced professional photographers interested in regularly photographing sports events on deadline. Icon Sportswire chooses new photographers based on need in a geographic or metropolitan area or specialization in covering a particular team or sport. If you are interested in working with the most respected agency in the industry, we would love to hear from you.
Prospective photographers must possess and be competent with the following:
Ability to capture, process, caption, and transmit digital images on site during events
Digital camera bodies and a variety of super telephoto lenses.
Approved camera bodies are:
Canon EOS 5D Mark 2/3, 6D, 7D/Mk2, 60D/a, 70D, 1DMk 3/4, 1DS Mk 3/4, 1DX
ALL Canon Rebel cameras, all cameras older than model numbers listed above
ALL Nikon consumer cameras below the D7000, all cameras older than model numbers listed above
Lenses needed for specific sports:
Basketball: Minimum 70-200/2.8, and a wide angle zoom lens such as a 24-70/2.8
Football: Minimum 300/2.8, 70-200/2.8, and a wide angle zoom lens such as a 24-70/2.8
Hockey: Minimum 70-200/2.8 at ice level, 300/2.8 in an overhead shooting position, and a wide angle zoom lens such as a 24-70/2.8
Baseball: Minimum 300/2.8 (400/2.8 preferred), 70-200/2.8, and a wide angle zoom lens such as a 24-70/2.8
Soccer: Minimum 300/2.8 (400/2.8 or more preferred), 70-200/2.8, and a wide angle zoom lens such as a 24-70/2.8
Auto Racing: Minimum 70-200/2.8, and a wide angle zoom lens such as a 24-70/2.8. Longer telephoto lenses needed depending on track size and shooting position. 300/2.8 and a 1.4x teleconverter highly recommended.
Golf: Minimum 300/2.8 (longer preferred),�70-200/2.8, and a wide angle zoom lens such as a 24-70/2.8
Laptop computer with wireless card and/or ethernet (the latest Mac or PC hardware and systems versions)
Image editing and captioning software
Photo Mechanic (preferred and used by Icon Sportswire staff)
Adobe Photoshop (CS4 or higher)
Adobe Lightroom 2
Adobe Bridge (CS4 or higher)
Apple Aperture 2
Dedicated broadband internet access (cable modem, DSL, or faster)