Summit Sports - California

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Dates: Fall 2020

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 soccer, college water polo, surfing and more, 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.

 

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

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What To Know

At this workshop you will 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.

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Topics We Will Cover

Storytelling

Action

Lighting

Portrait

Lighting

Surfing

Photography

2019 WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS

Joey Terrill - Summit Lighting Workshop

Joey Terrill

Workshop Faculty

Recently appointed as a Nikon Ambassador, Joey is a Los Angeles-based corporate and editorial photographer with a long and varied career in photography. In recent years Joey 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, with a talent for effectively communicating the principles of controlled lighting in terms anyone can understand. His portrait talents are regularly tapped by commercial clients as well as Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, People and other leading publications.

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.

Bo Bridges

Bo Bridges

Workshop Faculty

Bo Bridges is a world-renowned advertising and fine art photographer. His passion for adventure drives the dynamic imagery he produces. His portfolio covers a spectrum of subjects ranging from professional athletes and celebrity portraits, to film and television campaigns, as well as beautiful scenes from around the world that are sold in his galleries located in Manhattan Beach, California and Vail, Colorado.

Mark Terrill - Sports Photography Workshop

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.

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Dave Black

Workshop Faculty

A Nikon Ambassador and one of the pioneers in the conversion to all-digital photography, Dave Black is best known for his sports photography including covering Olympic games for more than 20 years for Newsweek. Constantly reinventing himself, he’s currently pushing new frontiers in combining lightpainting and western imagery, photography well suited for a gallery wall.

JC Carey

Nikon Professional Services

Joseph ``JC`` Carey is a dad, educator, traveler, troublemaker, and lifelong image maker. He lives in the NYC area and is the Nikon Professional Services representative for the Northeast United States. After retiring from the New York City Police Department, he had a lighting class bestowed upon him as a gift for his 33rd birthday. That gift changed everything. From someone that barely took pictures of people and knew nothing about lighting he dove headfirst into trying to figure out how to light everything. The last 14 years have passed with him being blessed with a daughter, a career doing what he loves, multiple magazine covers, and with meeting amazing people and trying to create great images of them. The art of photography and taking pictures is his passion but the ability to make a photograph and create his vision is what truly drives him.

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Paul Van Allen

Nikon Professional Services

After getting his start as a magazine staff photographer, Paul Van Allen joined Nikon in 1994. For a vast majority of his time with Nikon he has been directly involved in the creation and presentation of consumer and store employee trainings. This has required him to stay current and well versed on an extremely wide array of Nikon products. Paul has an unusual ability to take extremely complex photographic technologies and concepts and distill them down so that they are easily understandable. He has a passion for teaching and uses a mixture of images and humor in his entertaining and informative programs for Nikon. His images are frequently found in Nikon brochures and on Nikon packaging here in the US. Paul is also a contributor to the Nikon Learn and Explore websites worldwide. Paul is currently part of the Nikon Professional Services team based in southern California.

Workshop Information & Itinerary

Workshop Highlights:

Professional Instruction on Action Sports Photography, Lighting, Marketing, Working With Editors, and the Professional Photography Market

Premiere Networking Opportunities

Photograph a Variety of Subjects in Different Settings Including Surfing, Water Polo, Football, and More

Storytelling Sessions With Pulitzer Prize Winning Photojournalist

Become Exposed and Comfortable With the Full Array of On/Off Camera Lighting 

Spend Several Days With An Amazing Group of Likeminded Photographers

 

Costs Included In Tuition:

Activity Fees, Location Fees, Welcome Meals (details will be on your itinerary)

 

Not Included:

Hotels, Most Meals

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Workshop Itinerary

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