Lucas is a sports photographer with a decade’s experience working in the photographic industry. Starting as an assistant, almost by accident, then studying a tertiary degree and moving on to work as a professional photographer. He considers himself very fortunate to have been able to work and learn from some of Australia’s top sports photographers. His style has been developed under their influence, and many others. Lucas shows a great respect for those that have come before. The work of previous giants provide great inspiration, which he brings to his own work. Lucas often finds himself the youngest member of the press pool at major events, a product of his hard work and providing a serious technical advantage over his professional peers. Being part of the new generation of professional photographers, he has a great degree of technological experience, a skill set that is becoming so important as agencies move to delivering instant images from the camera.
Over this time Lucas has covered almost every sport conducted in Australia, including many rare ones, such as fencing, pool life saving and even performing arts. He has also covered almost every type of professional sporting events including golf, rugby, cricket, swimming, Australian Open Tennis (8x), V8 Supercar and Formula 1.
He has been the official photographer, supplying key editorial and commercial imagery for several Australian event organisers including Ironman Asia Pacific and The Brisbane International (Tennis). Most recently Lucas was invited to join specialist tennis agency Tennis Photo Network.
Lucas has extensive experience shooting from moving vehicles. Lying out the back of cars, helicopters or fixed wing aircraft, but most of all on a motorcycle. Having built Australia’s largest online archive of triathlon images, covering triathlon and cycling events since 2008. Key to this archive is his photography of Ironman Triathlon, supplying images to editorial outlets, sponsors and athletes around the world.
Photographing sport to a professional level requires many items of specialty equipment, technical skills and experience to bind these together. By virtue of many years experience, Lucas has accumulated the equipment to serve many niche areas. Many sports require long lenses 300/400mm and longer, some require preparedness for any weather conditions and long days. You can be secure in the knowledge that Lucas has the experience, hard work ethic and proven records to produce great results, no matter what gets thrown his way.
Lucas’s clients consist of photo agencies, publishers, sponsors and event organisers. His work has appeared in newspapers, glossy magazines and in advertising/marketing materials.
Moving with current technologies and computing, our standard hard copy file delivery is on USB or Hard Disk. This is dependent on the size of the job, and types of files to be delivered. DVD disks are also available on request.
Our online picture desk is a proven, world class system, powered by Photoshelter. This is a cloud based system offering uptime reliability and great download speeds anywhere in the world. The system provides usual file download speeds of approximately 1mb/sec. This offers our clients more immediate access to images for editorial and promotional needs.
This has proven particularly advantageous for our clients driving to gain more immediate interactions and reach through web and social media channels. For best utilisation of this service, we can tailor images to suit your editorial schedule and formatting requirements for each channel.
Not only does this capability enable our clients directly, but also working closely with them as a distribution tool. Enabling distributable pool/press kit images that can be sent as a link, accompanying pdf/email releases. Allowing more variety and larger image collections to be distributed, without overloading email inboxes.
Images in our archive are displayed with clear captions, keywords and file sizes. All files can be downloaded individually, or as a batch.
600px – 1200px
2400px – 4800px
RAW – DNG
JPG – TIFF
PSD – PDF
Melbourne Event And Sports Photography | Australian Photographer Lucas Wroe