A pandemic, a shutdown, the cancelation of sports and now a slow return to normalcy could not stop the Sports Shooter Academy. I am very happy to announce the Sports Shooter Academy 2021 Virtual Workshop!
And I am very proud to announce that this virtual event has two Sports Shooter Academy alums as our featured speakers: Kyle Zedaker, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Photographer and Washington Post Staff Photographer Jabin Botsford.
The Sports Shooter Academy 2021 Virtual Workshop is three days of learning, enlightening conversation, inspiring presentations and —as always— a lot of fun April 16-18, 2021.
This program is sponsored by Nikon Professional Services which is also providing us with two guest speakers: Deanne Fitzmaurice, Pulitzer-winning photojournalist and Andrew Hancock, Sports Illustrated magazine contributing photographer.
The Sports Shooter Academy will be back when it is safe with our unique program of hands-on education, covering real sports events under the guidance of some of THE best photographers working today. In the interim, the SSA 2021 Virtual Workshop will fill the void.
This workshop is also supported by PhotoShelter and ThinkTankPhoto.
The Sports Shooter Academy will be back in-person … when it is safe!
– Robert Hanashiro, Sports Shooter Academy Director
Don’t Be Blinded By The Light:
Location Lighting Tips, Tricks and Insights
Senior Staff Photographer, USA TODAY
Robert Deutsch has photographed presidents, rock stars, Oscar winners, elite athletes and the everyday workin’ stiffs. He will share his insights into location portraits by showing his work and breaking down what worked … and what didn’t. Along the way he will no-doubt share behind-the-scenes stories on the subjects in front of his lens.
A YEAR IN THE LIFE:
Working During the Pandemic
The past 12 months have been challenging and life changing, How we do our job as storytellers and how we live our lives has been changed by the Corona-19 pandemic … probably forever. Join award-winning photojournalists Keith Birmingham and Jose Carlos Fajardo as they chronicle the past year working and living in their respective communities.
Out Standing in the Field:
Editing on the Run and On-Location
Photo editor and photographer Josh Barber will discuss the different strategies and tools he uses to move his and others’ images on the tight deadlines of social media and wire services while photo editing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, NHL Images and others. From there we’ll talk different methods of getting images from your camera to your phone and then to where it needs to be as well as the considerations that need to be kept in mind while working as team with another photographer… or four.
Best Practices for Photographers
- .edu email address required for registration
- Registration open for active college students only
- If you are unable to attend any session, registration gains access to exclusive video recordings of the presentations recorded for the 2021 Virtual Workshop.
- Registration open for all participants
If you are unable to attend any session, registration gains access to exclusive video recordings of the presentations recorded for the 2021 Virtual Workshop.
*All Sports Shooter Academy Annual Contest entrants are automatically registered to the 2021 Sports Shooter Academy Virtual Workshop. Enrollment deadline 4/11/2021.