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© Mark Terrill © Mark Terrill
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© Jamie Schwaberow © Jamie Schwaberow

Location: Los Angeles, California

Dates: November 1-4, 2017

Deposit: $395 / Tuition: $1,695

WELCOME TO THE WEST COAST

 

The most popular Sports Photography Workshop in America is now in California! Enjoy all the same things you love about the Sports Workshop – an elite faculty of instructors, a multitude of sporting events to photograph, and a slew of learning and networking opportunities – now combined with the sunshine of the west coast. In this exclusive workshop, you’ll be in smaller  groups and will have more one-on-one time with a team of instructors that include Nikon Ambassadors and some of the most prolific sports shooters in the world. In addition to photographing several sports like college football, college basketball and surfing, you’ll also learn shooting techniques, remote camera installation, portrait lighting, and the business of freelance sports photography. Our Sports workshop is for shooters of all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned veterans.

In this class, you’ll be able to loan out the latest and greatest Nikon camera bodies and lenses from Nikon Professional Services that you can to use to photograph sporting events. Our California Sports Workshop is for shooters of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to seasoned veterans.

The workshop hotel and classroom are located at Palm Garden Hotel.

What you’ll learn:

Settings/Techniques for Shooting Sports
How to Setup/Operate Remote Cameras
Arena Lighting and Lighting for Sports
Sports/Action Portrait Setup/Shoot
What Sports Editors are Looking For
The Business of Freelance Sports Photography

5
Expert Instructors on Faculty
6:1
Student:Instructor Ratio

2018 WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS

Joey Terrill - Summit Lighting Workshop

Joey Terrill

Workshop Faculty

A Nikon Ambassador, Joey Terrill is a Los Angeles-based corporate and editorial photographer with a long and varied career in photography. In recent years he has migrated towards his passions for environmental portraits and studio/location lighting. A prior attendee of the workshops in the mid 1990s, he’s now a regular faculty member.

Mark Terrill

Workshop Faculty

One of the Associated Press’ top sports photographers, he covers sports assignments from the Los Angeles bureau. In addition to his skills as a photographer, he’s known for his technical prowess and has been innovative in his use of remote cameras and remote image transmission.

Deanne_Fitzmaurice

Deanne Fitzmaurice

Workshop Faculty

A Nikon Ambassador, Deanne is a photojournalist and multimedia storyteller with a passion for humanitarian documentary photography, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005. Formerly, a staff photographer at the San Francisco Chronicle, she has experience photographing a wide range of subjects including news, politics, sports, and entertainment.

Lucas Gilman - Adventure Photography Workshop

Lucas Gilman

Workshop Faculty

A Nikon Ambassador, after early years in newspaper journalism his love of the outdoors transitioned his work to build a career in adventure photography. Traveling the world in search of untouched places and wild experiences, Lucas captures images ranging from kayaking in India, Brazil, Uganda and Costa Rica to backcountry skiing in Colorado, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Alaska, and South America.

Jamie Schwaberow

Jamie Schwaberow

Workshop Faculty

Jamie has been Director of NCAA Photos and Director of Photography at Clarkson Creative for 15 years. His role with NCAA Photos has brought him all over the country to cover NCAA’s 89 championships and coordinate with freelancers on proper coverage. His work has been published in ESPN Magazine, The New York Times, Colorado Avid Golfer, NCAA Champion Magazine, and numerous others.

Maxx Wolfson

Workshop Faculty

Maxx has been one of the top editors at Getty Images for 13 years. As Managing Editor for Sport in North & South America he is onsite at the biggest sporting events all over the world. Maxx will be leading the Getty Images team at his 11th Super Bowl and then leading the editing team at his sixth Olympic games in February. He also works directly with staff and freelance photographers assigning events and hiring photographers to cover events in his region. Through his work with many sports leagues, Maxx possesses a deep institutional knowledge of the industry.

Allen Murabayashi - Summit Photography Workshops

Allen Murabayashi

Workshop Faculty

Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and Co-founder of PhotoShelter, the worldwide leader in photography portfolio websites, photo sales, marketing and archiving tools for photographers. Allen previously served as a founding employee and Senior Vice President of Engineering at HotJobs.com.

Sara Wood

Nikon Professional Services

Sara Wood has over 15 years experience in the professional photography industry. In her current position as a Senior Professional Marketing Representative with NPS, Sara manages event based support, provides technical training/consulting services and customized solutions for the professional market. Sara enjoys pursuing her own photographic work, spending quality time with her family and trying keep her garden alive. She is based in Los Angeles, CA.

TESTIMONIALS

The instructors were diverse, knowledgeable and available, and the ratio to students was just right. A excellent venue in which to learn, improve or gain new insight into parts of photography you may not have thought about before.

Susan Miller

It’s definitely worth the 15-16 hour travel all the way from the other side of the world!

Yong Teck Lim

SCHEDULE

SUMMIT SPORTS CALIFORNIA SCHEDULE

SPORTS CALIFORNIA DAY 1

  • Registration will begin at approx. 3:00 p.m.
  • Tech Talk
  • Reception
  • Instructor Presentations

SPORTS CALIFORNIA DAY 2

  • Basic Lighting Instruction
  • Instructor Demo Shoot
  • Sporting Event Shoots
  • Afternoon Photography/Sunset
  • Social Gathering

SPORTS CALIFORNIA DAY 3

  • Upload, Edit and Image Critiques
  • Instructor Demo Shoot
  • Sporting Event Shoots
  • Afternoon Photography/Sunset
  • Social Gathering

SPORTS CALIFORNIA DAY 4

  • Upload, Edit and Image Critiques
  • Instructor Demo Shoot
  • Sporting Event Shoots
  • Afternoon Photography/Sunset
  • Class: Lighting the Portrait
  • Closing Dinner Presented By Nikon

10% Sports California Workshop Discount for Workshop Alumni, Photo Educators and
Students.

The most popular Sports Photography Workshop in America is now in California! Enjoy all the same things you love about the Sports Workshop – an elite faculty of instructors, a multitude of sporting events to photograph, and a slew of learning and networking opportunities – now combined with the sunshine of the west coast. In this exclusive workshop, you’ll be in smaller  groups and will have more one-on-one time with a team of instructors that include Nikon Ambassadors and some of the most prolific sports shooters in the world. In addition to photographing several sports like college football, college basketball and surfing, you’ll also learn shooting techniques, remote camera installation, portrait lighting, and the business of freelance sports photography. Our Sports workshop is for shooters of all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned veterans.

Workshop tuition includes all workshop instruction and events, access to Nikon equipment for use during the workshop, and some meals.

Workshop tuition does not include travel before and after workshop, transportation to workshop events, lodging during the workshop, and some meals. For transportation and lodging info, visit the next tabs.

Palm Garden Hotel

495 N. Ventu Park Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
(805)-716-4314

  • This is the host hotel and recommended hotel for the workshop.
  • Burbank Airport: Burbank Airport is the easiest and closest airport to the workshop classroom and hotel.
  • LAX Airport: LAX Airport is the busiest option but has the most flight options available.
  • A rental car is encouraged. Many of the sporting events are a short drive away. We will work with attendants to arrange carpooling to ensure that no one goes without a ride to an event.
  • The benefit of having your own rental car is that it gives you options on sight-seeing and you don’t have to rely on others for a ride.
  • Nikon will have digital cameras to loan on a 24-hour basis as well as a variety of lenses.
  • We ask that you bring all of the equipment with which you normally shoot, especially Nikon users, as you will be able to use the large consignment of Nikon cameras and lenses in conjunction with your own. Photographers that currently use other brands of cameras are free to use your own equipment. You’ll need to provide your own laptop or other workstation to download and edit your images, though we can assist you with a variety of demo software available.
  • Make sure to pack clothing options for all days. They are long days so you may change at least once a day so pack extra for that. California in November is quite comfortable so you’ll want to bring shorts, sunscreen/hat, and comfortable shoes (!!) to work in the heat. We can expect temperatures in the 70’s with low temperatures in the 40’s.
  • California weather in November will be quite comfortable, with expected temperatures in the 70’s and low temperatures in the 40’s.

ADDITIONAL ONLINE COURSES

Advance your Sports Photography even further.

Summit Online is our online photography education platform that offers a variety of high quality video courses taught by experts.

Inside an Editor’s Mind with Brad Smith

Prepare for the Sports Workshop by discovering what an editor at a major publication is looking for in sports photography. Our Summit Online photography course, Inside an Editor’s Mind with Brad Smith, takes you through an Olympic Training Center aquatic arena and assesses the location to find the most optimal locations for photographers. Brad, the former Director of Photography at Sports Illustrated, walks you behind closed doors to show you the best vantage points to capture from and how to get the best photograph while you’re there. Inside an Editor’s Mind with Brad Smith includes the following lessons:

  • Lesson One: Mock Assignment
  • Lesson Two: Receiving the Edit
  • Lesson Three: Editing Down Selects
  • Lesson Four: Translating to the Magazine

Working with Remotes with John McDonough

Be ahead of the game at the Sports Workshop by already knowing the in’s and out’s of setting up remote cameras. Our Summit Online photography course, Working with Remotes with John McDonough, goes in depth on the setup, safety, and execution of using remote cameras to capture a live sports event. John shows you how he would setup his remotes to capture a basketball game at the official site of the Colorado College Tigers basketball team. Working with Remotes with John McDonough includes the following lessons:

  • Lesson One: Gear Overview
  • Lesson Two: How to setup a Remote
  • Lesson Three: Remote in-action Part I
  • Lesson Four: Remote in-action Part II
  • Lesson Five: Post Editing

Portrait Lighting with Joey Terrill

Want to show up at the Sports Workshop and already have a working knowledge of how to effectively light portraits of athletes? Our Summit Online photography course, Portrait Lighting with Joey Terrill, takes you into the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO to photograph a variety of portrait shoots with a USA Olympic Fencer. Not only will the course introduce you to the extensive principles of lighting portraits, it will also introduce you to working with a high-caliber athlete and how to accurately pose your subject. Portrait Lighting with Joey Terrill includes the following lessons:

  • Lesson One: Setting Up for the Shoot
  • Lesson Two: Working with Models
  • Lesson Three: Portrait Shoot In-Action – Part 1
  • Lesson Four: Portrait Shoot In-Action – Part 2
  • Lesson Five: Computer Editing

GALLERY

Justin Tafoya

© Justin Tafoya

© Mark Terrill

© Mark Terrill

© Mark Terrill

© Mark Terrill

© Candice Ward

© Candice Ward

© Raul Romero

© Raul Romero

© Keith Lucas

© Keith Lucas

Lucas Gilman

© Lucas Gilman

© Joey Terrill

© Joey Terrill

© Joey Terrill

© Joey Terrill

© Joey Terrill

© Joey Terrill

© Joey Terrill

© Joey Terrill

© Joey Terrill

© Joey Terrill

The 2017 Summit Sports Photography Workshop was held in Denver, CO on July 12-17, 2017 and included an incredible faculty of instructors and an eager group of students.