I am a freelance sports photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area where I regularly shoot assignments for Sports Illustrated and Major League Baseball Photos. My work keeps me busy from the first pitch of Spring Training to the final out of the World Series. When not shooting, I enjoy attending San Francisco Giants games in my season ticket box seats and working on SportsShooter.com, the online resource for sports photography, of which I am a founding owner.
I have two books being published by Cameron + Company in April of 2013. “Instant Baseball: The Baseball Instagrams of Brad Mangin” captures the 2012 MLB season from Spring Training beginning in February all the way through the World Series in October – all through the lens of Instagram on my iPhone. The book is available in the iBookstore and on Amazon.
“Never. Say. Die.: The San Francisco Giants – 2012 World Series Champions” captures this historic season with photographs that evoke the Giants’ relentless spirit of passion and persistence in 2012.
Speaking at workshops and colleges is one of my favorite activities and I have had the pleasure of giving lectures at The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Western Kentucky University, The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, The Apple Store San Francisco, The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, The Sports Shooter Luau, Rich Clarkson’s Sports Photography Workshop, The San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Photo Night, ASMP, Brooks Institute, San Jose State University, University of Nevada, and Stanford University.
In 2011 I served as a judge for the NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism contest, and in 2008 I judged the 64th Pictures of the Year International photo contest in Columbia, Missouri. In 2006 I was awarded the Ohlone College Alumnus of the Year.
Upon graduating from San Jose State University in 1988 with a degree in photojournalism, my work experience ranged from being a staff photographer at the Contra Costa Times, stringing for The Associated Press and shooting trading cards for The Upper Deck Company. One of my career highlights includes working for the legendary sports photographer Neil Leifer as the Bay Area staff photographer at The National Sports Daily.
Since becoming a fulltime freelance photographer in 1993, I have photographed everything from the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta to the San Francisco Giants World Series win in Detroit, Michigan in 2012. In between, I have covered a number of Super Bowls, All Star games and playoff games all over the United States.
I am available for assignment work, and my complete image archive, which contains some of the most memorable moments in sports since 1986, is fully searchable from within my website.
During the off season I enjoy spending time with my cats Mike and Willie, and traveling to the Texas Hill Country to sample the incredible barbecue with local photographers including Austin, Texas-based lifestyle, sports and portrait photographer Darren Carroll, who shot my portrait above at Louie Mueller’s in Taylor, Texas.