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|| News Item: Posted 2014-10-03

Sports Shooter Academy
Sports Shooter Academy unveils new website; SSA XI workshop to be held November 5th – 9th in Southern California

By Sports Shooter Staff

Photo by Brad Mangin

Photo by Brad Mangin
The Sports Shooter Academy recently unveiled a newly designed website that features the best images from the various workshop over the past 9 years.

The site, now hosted by PhotoShelter, displays galleries with much larger images, along with information about the educational programs, videos and bios of the various members of the instructor staff.

You can see the site at:

The next workshop will be held November 5-9 in Southern California and gives participants to cover various local and college sports under the guidance of a faculty of award-winning photographers. The instructors for Sports Shooter Academy include:
· Matt Brown (Los Angeles Angels director of photography)
· Wally Skalij (Los Angeles Times staff photographer
· Rod Mar (Seattle Seahawks team photographer)
· Michael Goulding (Orange County Register staff photographer)
· Brad Mangin (San Francisco-based freelance photographer)
· Robert Deutsch (USA TODAY staff photographer)
· Shawn Cullen (Sports Illustrated)
· Tim Mantoani (San Diego-based freelance photographer)
· Myung J. Chun (Los Angele Times visual journalist)
· Michael Corrado (Nikon Professional Services)
· Ronal Taniwaki (Nikon Professional Services)
· Robert Hanashiro (USA TODAY staff photographer)

On Wednesday Nov. 5, the workshop’s keynote speaker session will be open to the public. Presentations for this session will be:
Rod Mar (Seattle Seahawks team photographer)
Getting Excited About Photography: Make the Big-Time Where You Are
Grover Sanschagrin (VP of Business Development and Co-Founder of PhotoShelter)
Modern Marketing For Photographers
Brad Mangin (Bay Area freelance photographer)
Baseball photography from the Hall of Fame to Instagram

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Many of the Sports Shooter Academy supporting companies will be at the open sessions, showing off equipment and featuring special pricing on gear. A full list of companies will be announced in the coming weeks.

If you want to attend this wonderful evening of photography, education and inspiration, please RSVP by emailing:

In the email subject please write “SSA Speaker Night” and in the body of the email include you name, email address and if you’re a working photographer or student.

The Sports Shooter Academy is sponsored by Nikon Professional Services. Funding provided by NPS goes toward paying the tuition for college students to attend the SSA. NPS also provides loaner equipment for workshop participants to use cover to the various sports events and other shoots.

PhotoShelter is the SSA’s newest supporting company, providing their expertise and support for the workshop’s Internet presence.

These generous companies are supporting this educational program:
-Think Tank Photo
-Samy’s Camera
-Custom SLR
-Honl Photo

The Sports Shooter Academy XI workshop will be headquartered at:
Crowne Plaza - Costa Mesa Hotel
3131 S. Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, California 92626

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