Doug Gifford Photography | Sports

SPORTS

Doug has photographed many different types and sizes of sporting events around the world as a freelance photographer producing extraordinary images that tell the story for editorial, PR and marketing usage. 

Since 1985, he has been a team photographer on numerous campaigns in the super-secret world of America’s Cup Yacht Racing and photographed many other sailing regattas, large and small all over the world. One of the highlights of his sailing photography career was working with Roy E. Disney on his 2007 documentary movie called "Morning Light" about a young group of sailors in the 2,500 mile Transpac Yacht Race from Long Beach to Honolulu.

Doug has been a staff photographer at the Grand Prix of Long Beach since 1982 and has photograph many types motor races from F-1 to AMA Motorcycles at tracks around the world. He is now the photography coordinator for the Grand Prix of Long Beach and hires and manages 20 photographers that photograph the race for the marketing department each year. 

Because of that experience of photographing events for the marketing purposes, Doug was hired to photograph the WTT Tennis Matches and Toshiba Classic Sr. PGA for the Hoag Hospital marketing department from 2008 to 2011. Over the last few years Doug has photographed the Toshiba Classic for editorial purposes for Zuma Press and others. 

Doug's experience of working at small to world class events, his expertise as a people photographer, understanding of how to create an image for marketing and/or editorial usage, photojournalist editing skills, ability to build and lead a team, be a part of a team or, work on his own makes him valuable asset at capturing the story any sporting event, for any purpose locally, nationally or worldwide.

Most of his images usage rights can be purchased directly from Doug or from ZUMA Press. www.zumapress.com

 
Please click on the photographs below to see more work in each sport gallery  
SailingAmerica's Cup 2013 Motor RacingToyota Grand Prix of Long Beach GolfFred Couples - winner of 2014 Toshiba Classic TennisSerena Williams HockeyStanley Cup - Ducks 2007
BaseballAngels World Series Trophy MarketingTear Sheets Editorial Tear Sheets Zuma PressAmerica's Cup 2013
 

 S P O R T S   R E S U M E 

SAILING

AMERICA’S CUP

     2013:  San Francisco, California

          Ultimate Sailing / ZUMA Press

     2003:  Auckland, New Zealand

          Oneworld Syndicate Staff Photographer

     1995:  San Diego, California

          oneAustralia Syndicate -  Staff Photographer

     1992:  San Diego, California

          Westways Magazine - Staff Photographer

          *AAA (American Automobile Association)

     1990:  San Diego, California

          Freelance Photographer

     1986:  Freemantle, Australia

          Eagle Syndicate - Staff Photographer

          * 2 Posters

          * L.A. Times Magazine Cover

          *Technology Transfer Center

          (Government of Western Australia)- Poster

          *America’s Cup Museum – Poster

          * Mariners – Summer, 1987

          *Knight Company Christmas Card

AMERICA’S CUP CLASS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

     1994:  San Diego, California

          Freelance

     1991:  San Diego, California

          Westways Magazine - Staff Photographer

          * AAA (American Automobile Association)

AMERICA’S CUP WORLD SERIES

     2012:  (2)San Francisco, California

          Ultimate Sailing

     2011:  San Diego, California

STAR CLASS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

     1994:  San Diego, California

ETCHELLS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

     1994:  Newport Beach, California

CONGRESSIONAL CUP; LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA

     1987 to present

HYDROPLANE BOAT RACING

     1993:  Shockwave Racing

FARR 40  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

     1999:  San Francisco, California

BIG BOAT SERIES

     1999:  San Francisco, California

MELGES 24 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

     2003:  San Francisco, California

FIRST TEAM REGATTA

     2005, 2007: Newport Beach, California

I-14 WORLD CHAMIPONSHIP

     2006:  Long Beach, California

TRANSPAC

     2013: Starts –Long Be. / Finish – Honolulu

     2011: Starts -Long Beach, California

     2007: Starts-Long Beach, California

          Morning Light – Disney Documentary  Movie

RC44

     2011:  San Diego, California

WD SCHOCK REGATTA

     2011: NCYC, Newport Be., CA

MOTOR RACING

LONG BEACH GRAND PRIX (F1/CART/INDYCAR)

     Photographer coordinator since 2011

     Staff Photographer since 1983

FONTANA (CART/ NASCAR)

     Photographer 1998, 2000, 2005,2009

LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX (F1)

     Staff 1982, 1983

SAN DIEGO GRAND PRIX (IMSA/GTP)

     Staff Photographer 1988 to 1993

CANADIAN GRAND PRIX (F1)

     Photographer 1984 to 1989

DALLAS GRAND PRIX (F1)

     Photographer 1986

FRENCH GRAND PRIX (F1)

     Photographer 1987

BRITISH GRAND PRIX (F1)

     Photographer 1987

MONTEREY GRAND PRIX (INDY/INDY LIGHTS)

     Staff Photographer – Indy Lights 1993

           PPG Spectator’s Guide 1994

GREAT AMERICAN RACE

     1988:  Nate Jones Racing

          Staff Photographer/Marketing

AMA – PRO AMERICAN SUPERBIKE

     2009: Fontana/Team Photographer

VW DRAG RACING

     2008 – Irwindale, CA

 

GENERAL SPORTS

PGA CHAMPIONS TOUR

     Newport Beach, CA – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014

WORLD TEAM TENNIS

     Newport Beach, CA – 2008, 2010

LOS ANGELES MARATHON

     Staff Photographer 1991-1993

INTERNATIONAL VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

     Photographer 1992

 

FREELANCE

Professional and amateur:

GOLF (PGA, Sr. PGA), TENNIS, VOLLEYBALL, HOCKEY (Ice, Roller), BASEBALL (All Levels), FOOTBALL (NFL, College, HS), WATER POLO, TRACK and FIELD (All Levels).