Brandon Magnus Brandon Magnus


Brandon Magnus is an award-winning photographer who spent the first part of his life growing up in Hawaii and Orange County. After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he moved down to North County San Diego to pursue his photography career and worked under sports photographer Donald Miralle.

In 2014, Magnus was selected as one of the 100 students and young photographers in the world to attend the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop XXVII in Jeffersonville, New York. That year, he also became a full time staff photographer for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) where he photographed fight events, behind the scenes moments, and portraits. During his time with the UFC, Magnus covered over 100 live UFC events in 5 continents and produced content for fight posters, digital ads, and billboards used around the world. In 2018 he accepted a role as the Photography Manager for the San Jose Sharks and SAP Center, where he covered games, concerts, community events, media days and built their Digital Asset Management System.

Magnus' work has been featured in many recognized publications, including ESPN, Sports Illustrated, The Players Tribune, Hockey News, New York Times, Rollingstone, Time, Men's Health, USA Today, Vice, and many others. Magnus mainly photographs action sports ranging from UFC, NHL, NBA, NFL, MLS, WWE, PGA, and other extreme sports as well as portraits and commercial work.

On his free time he enjoys surfing, traveling, attending concerts, and of course being able to spend time with his friends and family.

Magnus now works full time as the Senior Manager of Photography for the AMB Sports + Entertainment which oversees the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

He currently resides in Atlanta with his wife, daughter, and son.

Pro Football Hall of Fame: 3 Honorable Mentions
Pictures of the Year International (POYI): First Place Sports Action
Pictures of the Year International (POYI): First Place Sports Picture Story
World Sports Photography Awards: Second Place Martial Arts
International Photography Awards: Second Place Sports
International Photography Awards: Third Place Team Sports