Hi All, I’m Andrea Staccioli, from Italy and I’m here as I spent the last 20 years with a camera on the main sports grounds of the world.
I’m a photojournalist with a main specialization in sports photography and I had the chance to capture the magic moments of the last three Olympic Games, five Aquatics World Championships, Football World Cup, ATP tennis tournaments, and many other sports events.
I can hardly explain the feelings of my first time in a football stadium with a camera in my hands!
After some years of experience as a photographer, I felt ready to create something of my own and in 2006 I founded my photo agency Insidefoto.
With another important Italian agency – DeepBluemedia – I have been working as an official photographer for FINA, LEN, and FIN (World, European, and Italian swimming federation) since 2009.
As you can imagine, it takes hard work to create a viable photography business, but I’m very proud of my job results: in 2017, I received the USSI award as “best sports photo of the year”, and in the 2020 edition of Sony World Photography Award I am one of the finalists of sports category with a black and white diving series in addition to other mentions and awards.
During these years, I had also the opportunity to publish four football photography books and another one focused on the 2009 World Swimming Championships held in Rome.
At the beginning of a professional career, I’m aware that it is not easy to choose the gear that best suits your needs. But now, I’m completely satisfied with my choices.
As a remote camera behind the football goal, I use Nikon D4 or Nikon D500 camera with Nikon 20mm f/2.8, depending on the photo I want to get, with Pocket Wizard Plus III remote controls. The Nikon 300mm f/4 lens never fails in my bag; this is a very sharp and light lens.
As soon as I can, I would like to add a NIKON 180-400mm f/4 to my gear.
I tested this lens several times, it comfortably fits in many bags, it is lighter than Nikon 400mm f/2.8 and Nikon 500mm f/4 and, last but not least, it is very versatile, as in many situations it would allow me to work with only one camera.
Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4
Nikon AF-S 400mm f/2.8
Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8
Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/4
Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8
Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8
Nikon AF 20mm f/2.8
Pocket Wizard Plus III ( x 2 )
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