After a year as an assistant - developing films, editing and working on the picture desk for a local agency in his hometown of Leicester, England - Michael started as a trainee sports photographer in January 1998.
His passion for football saw him focus primarily on that sport although he is a keen tennis photographer when his schedule allows.
Regan’s remit saw him eventually work closely with the FA to become the in house photographer to the England senior team, a role which he has continued after joining Getty Images in June 2009.
Michael has covered three World Cups (France 1998, Germany 2006, South Africa 2010), the last four European Championships and several Champions League Finals. However, his favourite event to shoot is the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, an event he has covered five times.
In 2012 he was selected to be part of the Getty Images team to cover the London Olympics, his first.
Recently Michael has worked closely with several clients wishing to make use of his football expertise including Adidas, Nike and FIFA