Photographing Athletes with the Nikon Z Series Cameras

Joe McNally captures a boxer and CrossFit athlete in action and in portraits

Performers – CrossFit athlete and a boxer photographed by Joe McNally, using the Z series mirrorless cameras.

Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally, Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras and an empty warehouse beautifully lit by diffused sunlight streaming in through large windows, shadows breaking up the monotony of the floor. In this location, Joe photographs Joshua Cummings, a CrossFit athlete and Raymond James, a boxer.

Utilizing the Z 6 for the more action oriented photos and the Z 7 for the high resolution, low ISO portraits, Joe captured the true essence of each athlete.

For assignments like this, where you’ve got to shoot a variety of images, the cameras provide you with the best of what they’re designed for—Z 6 for capturing the action, Z 7 for stunning portraits.

Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years and included assignments in over 50 countries. He has shot cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New York, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and Men’s Journal. Two of Joe's books, The Moment It Clicks and The Hot Shoe Diaries, both cracked Amazon’s top ten list of best sellers. Visit his website at and ambassador page.

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