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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*All Images Copyright Michael Willson/AFL Media

Michael's Camera Gear

Canon EOS 1DX Mark II

Canon's flagship DSLR, features an 20 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor, 61 Auto focus points and yes, dual DIG!C 6+ Processors. This means high-resolution images with extremely fast shooting capable of 14 frames per second as well as 4K Video at a whopping 60fps. The Canon EOS 1Dx Mark II also has Dual CF & CFast card slots, which can be used to store your data in several different ways; as overflow, one for RAW and one for JPEG, or one for Photos and one for Video.

  • Full Frame 20.2MP CMOS sensor
  • 4K movies at 60p
  • 61 point Auto Focus
  • Up to 14 fps (16fps in Live View)
  • ISO range from 100-51,200 (Expandable up to 409,600)

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