Michael Willson

About Michael


Michael Willson is AFL Media’s senior photographer. He brings his love of the game to each match he photographs. Born and raised in Swan Hill, a Sherrin (and camera) were never far from his hands. Growing up playing football with Lake Boga FC - including the famous 2003 drought breaking premiership—fostered a deep and lasting passion for the game.

Since the 2005 AFL season he has earned the respect and trust of players and clubs alike, creatively photographing all the action, triumph, heartbreak, blood, sweat and tears— often capturing moments otherwise unseen—from a unique perspective that can only come from an intimate knowledge and love for photography and Australian Football.

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2018 Commonwealth Games - Michael Willson 2018 Commonwealth Games - Michael Willson

 

Accepting an offer to photograph the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Ted's Master Michael Willson took on the challenge of shooting more than 20 different sports over two weeks

AFL Team Photos - Michael Willson AFL Team Photos - Michael Willson

 

Even when the Footy season is months away, Ted's Master Michael Willson is flat out!
Find out what it takes to photograph all 26 AFL & AFLW teams around the country, in just a couple of months...

Michael Willson - Photographing the AFL Finals Michael Willson - Photographing the AFL Finals

 

Ever wondered what it takes to be a professional AFL photographer?
In today's article, Ted's Master Michael Willson takes you behind the scenes at the AFL Grand Finals!


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