About Mark Gunter
“The more I practice, the luckier I get.” Gary Player
I was born in Cooma, New South Wales. The gateway to the Snowy Mountains and near the Australian ski resorts of Thredbo and Perisher. And after spending much of my early childhood in South East Asia I returned home to where my passion for photography took hold.
Now living in Sydney’s Northern Beaches my passion lives on.
I have travelled the globe taking photographs, from the Winter Olympics in Italy, to the mecca of skiing at Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon, to the isolation of Western China.
Over the years I have photographed all sorts of things, but I always end up returning to cycling. One of the more beautiful and interesting sports.
I have won the Cycling Australia Photograph of the Year for four of the past eight years and had photos regularly appear throughout international press.
Like all photographers, I strive to get the best photographs I can, with my ideal to showing truth, passion and the emotion of what just happened before my eyes.
So please enjoy my photos, and I hope to see you soon with my camera in hand.
Geoff asked Mark; “If you could use 1 or 2 lenses for your camera for sports photography, what would you choose please? As a novice photographer I’m wondering what to buy for personal use stuff?”
Mark’s response: “It depends on what you’re photographing and how much money you want to spend! For bike races, I take two bodies and normally three lenses. For you, the 70-300mm lens would be good for sport. The f2.8 lenses are better in low light, but for most cases the 70-300 f4 would suffice I would think.”