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|| News Item: Posted 2011-06-14

Sports Shooter Academy VIII Filling Up Fast
Four Day Workshop Will Be Held Sept. 21-24 in So Cal

By Sports Shooter Newsletter Staff

Photo by Crystal Chatham

Photo by Crystal Chatham

Seattle Seahawks photographer and Academy faculty member Rod Mar looks at photos from Edwin Tam (left) and Mark Nord (right) on Thursday night, April 8, 2010 during the Sports Shooter Academy VII day two in Irvine, Calif.
THE coolest sports photography event of the year is filling up quick!

This hands-on workshop features an award-winning faculty of photographers and gives participants the opportunity to shoot real sports events and receive one-on-one critiques nightly.

Sports Shooter Academy VIII will be held Sept. 21-25, 2011 in Orange County, Calif. Sports events on the workshop shooting schedule include: College football, volleyball, water polo, cross country and soccer plus surfing, beach volleyball and boxing. Lecture topics include: Using remote cameras, gym lighting, business practices for photographers and getting the most out of your speedlights.

“It’s real world experience here folks,” said Matt Brown, a Southern California- based freelance photographer and Academy co-founder.

The Sports Shooter Academy is sponsored by Nikon, which will have their latest professional cameras, lenses, speedlights and accessories available for workshop participants to check out to use during their shoots.

Funding provided by Nikon will allow full-time college and university students to attend the Sports Shooter Academy tuition-free.

“Sports Shooter Academy is more about seeing the picture as much as it is about shooting it,” said Michael Goulding from the Orange County Register and a workshop faculty member.

“The process you go through as a participant in The Academy is great. You’re on site with good photographers … and you talk about the picture you want to shoot there and how to see them. Then you go into the editing room and then into the critiques with them and follow that evolution all the way through.

For more details about the workshop and to apply to participate in SSA VIII, go to this page on the workshop website: held-sept-21-24-in-southern-california/

Photo by Jared Wickerham

Photo by Jared Wickerham

University of California Irvine baseball player, Jordan Leyland (33), attempts to dive at a ball hit into the outfield during their 12 inning win against the Long Beach 49ers in Irvine, CA.
For those not familiar with The Academy can get a look at the workshop through the eyes of a students that participated in a previous workshop:

Faculty confirmed (at the time of this story): Matt Brown, Southern California freelance photographer (and SSA co-founder) John McDonough, Sports Illustrated staff photographer Rod Mar, Seattle freelance photographer Myung J. Chun, Los Angeles Times Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY staff photographer (and SSA co-founder)

(For details on the upcoming Sports Shooter Academy, plus videos and galleries from previous workshops, go to: )

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