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|| News Item: Posted 2005-11-30

Sports Shooter Academy Application Details Announced
By Sports Shooter Staff

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James Rulison (foreground) focuses on the action with several of his Sports Shooter Academy colleagues at a U.C. Irvine men's basketball game in 2005.
Application forms are now available for Sports Shooter Academy II, which will be held April 5 - 9, 2006 in Orange County, California.

Held in conjunction with the Big West Conference and sponsored by Nikon, participants in this hands-on workshop will cover NCAA Division I events under the guidance of faculty members Robert Hanashiro, of USA TODAY, Matt Brown, a Southern California freelance sports photographer, Wally Skalij of the Los Angeles Times and Michael Goulding from the Orange County Register.

To apply for this workshop, download the application form via this link:

A portfolio is also required to apply for the Sports Shooter Academy. members can simply put together a 20 - image "Hidden Gallery" and list the link on the application and send the form to the email address provided on the form.

If you are not a member of, you must download the form, fill it out completely and mail it along with a 20-image CD portfolio to the Post Office Box listed on the form.

Because of the limited space available for this workshop, participants will be selected after a review of their application form (which includes writing an essay) and their portfolio submission. Because this workshop will be covering real Division I events, a certain level of experience and photographic knowledge is required.

The Sports Shooter Academy is open to students and working professional photographers who want to expand their experience, add to their portfolios and learn from some of the top photographers working today. Daily critiques of work produced each day is part of the workshop schedule as well as several lectures on various topics, including remotes, sports picture stories, portraits and lighting.

This event is sponsored by Nikon and they will have some loaner equipment available on site, including their latest professional digital cameras and long lenses.

However participants are expected to provide their own camera equipment to cover the scheduled events, which include baseball, tennis, men's volleyball, softball, rowing and track & field. Also a laptop computer will be necessary to do daily edits.

The Sports Shooter Academy will tip off Wednesday evening April 5 with a "meet & greet" session at 7pm. One of the top basketball shooters working today, Andrew Bernstein, the NBA's Senior Photographer, will be the keynote speaker.

The workshop will conclude with an awards brunch Sunday April 9 where the top photographs will be recognized and prizes will be given out.

The 4-day Sports Shooter Academy is $550 for working professional photographers and $450 for full-time college/university students. Space is limited and once they are filled, a waiting list will be complied.

To read about the first Sports Shooter Academy, check out these stories archived on

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