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|| SportsShooter.com: News Item: Posted 2007-12-17
Spaces Available for Academy V March 5-9, 2008
By Sports Shooter Staff
A few openings remain in THE COOLEST sports photography event of the year.
The Sports Shooter Academy V will be held March 5 - 9, 2008 in Southern California, offering a wide range of sports events to cover, a faculty of award-winning photographers and much, much more.
"It's real events, in real time, with real editors," said USA TODAY staff photographer Jack Gruber, a faculty member of SSA IV. "It's like an Olympics because there are multiple events in a day and you're going to edit on deadline. It shows you what it's like to work in real time, in the real world."
With the cooperation of the NCAA Division I Big West Conference, the shooting schedule for Sports Shooter Academy V will include:
* Men's basketball
* Women's basketball
* Track & field (Ben Brown Invitational)
* Softball (Long Beach Invitational Softball Tournament
* Water polo
* Men's volleyball
Also on the workshop shooting schedule will be events like beach volleyball, boxing and rugby.
Classroom sessions at previous workshops have included: using remotes, digital workflow, portrait lighting, arena lighting and sports picture stories.
The Academy faculty confirmed at this time includes:
* Matt Brown, Southern California freelance photographer
* Donald Miralle, freelance photographer
* Wally Skalij, Los Angeles Times
* Sean Haffey, San Diego Union-Tribune
* Michael Goulding, Orange County Register
* Myung J. Chun, Los Angeles Times
* Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY (and Sports Shooter founder)
Canon USA, Samy's Camera and Think Tank Photo have all committed to supporting Sports Shooter Academy V.
"It is wonderful that all of these companies share our desire for photography education," said Hanashiro, "Their support of this workshop helps make it accessible to those people that it would most help and is a tribute to their dedication to photographers, especially students."
For more details and a link to the SSA V application form, follow this like to the workshop area on SportsShooter.com: http://www.sportsshooter.com/workshops.html
As an added bonus, the judging of the Sports Shooter Newsletter Annual Contest will be held in conjunction with SSA V. Participants in the workshop will be able to watch and listen as the workshop faculty critique the contest finalists and select the top sports photographs of the year. The open judging of the Annual Contest is always a great learning experience with lively debate, sharp comments and praise throughout the session.
Registration fees for the 5-day Sports Shooter Academy is $575 for professional photographers and $475 for full-time university and college students.
To apply for Sports Shooter Academy V, download an application form: http://www.sportsshooter.com/pix/ssacad/SSA-V-app.zip
To see a few videos from last year's Academy click on these links:
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