Welcome to the photography website from Gerard Spaans

Which photographer doesn’t remember his first purchased camera? I still have my Olympus OM 707 with the power grip and 3 frames per second. In 1986 I shot my first motorcross Grand Prix Proud something that me made like a peacock. But also imagine my first wedding, without any camera- and basic photography knowledge. Much has changed since then. The cameras and lenses available to the photographer have so much more options. On the other hand, images have to be delivered to the customer much faster because they already have to be online during the break. Internet and social media, we can no longer live without it.

After 15 years of mainly photographing baseball I started to focus on sports photography in 2015. In the beginning I mainly shot a lot of rugby but quickly followed by almost every sport you can imagine. In the past period I had interesting sports in front of my lens; international rugby matches in the Netherlands and abroad, Amsterdam 7s, rugby, beach rugby, Jumping Amsterdam, MXGP, European Championship Baseball, field Hockey, cycling, basketball, soccer, budo sports, korfball, obstacle runs etc. For me every sport is a challenge that I like to accept in every way

In 2016 I started shooting commercially as a freelance sports photographer. To be recognized as a serious sports photographer, I became a member of the Dutch Sports Press (NSP) and deliver my photos to the press agencies Orange Pictures and BSR Agency. In addition, my photos can also be ordered via my website or can be purchased directly at OYPO at affordable prices. In addition to printing your photos, OYPO also offers options for various wall decorations, digital downloads, clothing printing and photo gifts. Photo prints are often delivered within 2 or 3 working days and are of excellent quality. (Fuji lab)

To ensure high photo quality, I am currently shooting with the Canon R3 EOS and 1D X mk II. The range of Canon lenses ensures that I can do my job under all circumstances. Would you like to have action photos of your favourite sport, please feel free to contact me. If you decide to use the published photos for commercial use, I would appreciate notifying me. The copyright of all photos on this website rests with GERARD SPAANS SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY.

Feel free to have a look at my website and enjoy the photos

In my rolling bag

1D X Mark II (2x)
EF 17-40 / f/4 L USM
EF 24-70 /2.8L II USM
EF 24-105 / f/4L IS USM
EF 70-200 / 2.8L IS USM
EF 70-200 / 2.8L IS III USM
EF 300 / 2.8L IS II USM
EF 400 / 2.8L IS II USM
EF-EOS R Mount Adapter
EF 1.4 / Extender III
EF 2.0 / Extender II
WFT-E8 Wireless Transmitter (2x)
Speedlite 580 EX II

My Gear

REDGED 2x Monopod /Tripod
POCKET WIZARD plus 2 x trigger
THINKTANK V2.0 Rolling bag
WALKSTOOL comfort 45/65 cm