Czech privateer Michal Solowow lost control of his Ford Fiesta RS WRC (pictured) over the first of two consecutive jumps on the stage.
AUTOSPORT understands that the car travelled for some distance before coming to rest in a ditch beyond the second jump, striking the photographer in the process.
The photographer has been taken to hospital in what rally organisers described as a “stable” condition.
The shakedown was stopped for 45 minutes following the accident.
Rally Sweden, round two of this year’s World Rally Championship, begins with a superspecial in Karlstad on Thursday evening.