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What is is an online community and resource for sports photographers and other working photojournalists.

It serves as an informative and inspiring site for anyone who aspires to be on the sidelines capturing great moments at their favorite sporting venue.

Sports Shooter History
Sports Shooter began in 1998 as an e-mail newsletter created by USA Today photographer Robert Hanashiro. His newsletter originally was passed along to a handful of sports photographers, photojournalists and colleagues as a way for Hanashiro to share his experiences, insight, concerns and rants about the state of sports photography.

Over time, Sports Shooter grew to include more than 7,000 subscribers and countless editorial contributions from professional sports photographers who donated their time and shared their wealth of information.

Recognizing the value in the content being shared among this small community of sports photographers, freelance photographer Brad Mangin initially reserved space on his Web site to archive each issue of Sports Shooter along with photos and links not included in the e-mail version of Sports Shooter.

Each article from the archive has been painstakingly edited and categorized into a searchable database that you see on this site today, allowing viewers to research any and all topics covered in the Sports Shooter newsletter over the past several years.

Regular Contributors
There are a handful of people who spend a bit of time and effort by contributing to in a variety of ways. Moral support, technical know how, writing, editing, baking cookies, sending funny emails every once in a while, or by being a sponsor.

Without these people, the site couldn't be what it is today. Thank you.

Bob Deutsch

Louis Feldman

Jody Grober

Jack Gruber

Deanna & Emma Hanashiro

Vincent Laforet

Rod Mar

Jim McNay

Peter Read Miller

Trent Nelson

Rick Rickman

Eric Risberg

Anne Ryan

Jeff Snyder Staff
The website is the work of many individuals - most importantly, our members, whose work fill this site. The following individuals are the ones who built, and maintain, the container to hold it all -

Jason Burfield
Jason Burfield is Founder and CTO of

Along with running, Burfield also manages all technology for and spends his days as CTO at a rapidly growing NYC startup.

Burfield worked as a commercial and editorial photographer for many years before replacing his cameras and lenses with computers and compilers.

Burfield also founded and built PhotoShelter.

Joe Gosen
Joe maintains the store and assists with product development. He also provides general consulting, advice and opinions on products, design concepts and various promotional efforts.

Gosen is on the visual journalism faculty at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Robert Hanashiro
Publisher and Editor of the Sports Shooter newsletter, Hanashiro is a staff photographer for USA Today.

Brad Mangin
Brad is responsible for the editorial direction and general content plan for

Mangin is a freelance sports photographer based out of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Grover Sanschagrin
Grover Sanschagrin is a founder and Executive Producer of Concurrent to his responsibilities at, he is a Founder and Vice President of PhotoShelter, the leader in portfolio websites, online photo sales, archiving and distribution tools for photographers, and is a regular contributor to the popular PhotoShelter Blog.

Grover served in management roles at several large-scale online productions including,, and He studied Photography and Photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Ohio University, and worked as a staff photographer for several newspapers in Michigan before turning his attention to technology projects serving the photography world.

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