Sports Shooter Academy VI
I can’t say enough good things about my week spent in California, attending the 6th Sports Shooter Academy. It is an intense learning experience, where students and professionals alike shoot a wide range of sports and events, under the guidance of talented professional photographers.
faculty were photographers from USA Today, LA Times, the OC Register, and freelance photographers from as far away as Colorado.
It is one thing to shoot things I don’t normally (such as horse racing and waterpolo), but thanks to NIKON USA’s underwriting of the whole workshop, all participants had access to a million dollars worth of gear. Need a top of the line camera and a $6000 telephoto lens? No problem. Without the support of Nikon, the workshop would have been a completely different experience.
By far, the best part of the workshop is seeing what other people came up with from the same event. When you are shooting alongside 30 other photographers, it is essential to look for different vantage points and moments. It was great to see my best pitted up against everyone elses — and in turn, learn from the pictures my peers saw.
That said, here are some of my favorite images from across the three days of shooting
Thanks for looking,