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|| News Item: Posted 2009-10-15

Next Sports Shooter Academy Dates Announced
Popular hands-on shooting workshop returns to Southern California in April of 2010.

By Sports Shooter Staff

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Megan Sullivan, a student at Montana State University, shoots velodrome cycling at Sports Shooter Academy VI.
Sports Shooter Academy VII will be held April 7 - 10, 2010 in Southern California. The Academy is a hands-on, shooting workshop and the schedule will again feature NCAA Division I sports through an arrangement with the Big West Conference. Participants shoot real sports events under the guidance of the workshop faculty and each evening receive critiques and help with editing their work.

For details about the Sports Shooter Academy, check out the new website devoted to the workshop:

This site not only will be a central location for information and news about upcoming educational programs but also feature content produced by Academy faculty members plus material from previous workshops including galleries and videos.

Debuting on the new site is a documentary on two students that attended SSA VI this past spring, shot and edited by Myung J. Chun, Los Angeles Times staff videographer.

The video on Megan Sullivan, a student at the Montana State University and Jason Lenhart, a student from the University of Missouri, chronicles their 5 days at Sports Shooter Academy VI, following them at several shoots and during editing and critique sessions. This video will give viewers a real feel for the Sports Shooter Academy experience.

Nikon, USA is the Sports Shooter Academy's primary sponsor. Nikon will be providing loaner equipment for workshop participants to use in the field, including their latest professional digital SLR cameras and lenses - from fisheyes to super-telephotos. Nikon will have personnel on hand to help attendees familiarize themselves with the equipment, answer questions and provide technical support.

The Sports Shooter Academy will have several classes with topics including shooting with remote cameras and location portrait lighting.

Also supporting Sports Shooter Academy VII are Think Tank Photo and Samy's Camera.

The Sports Shooter Academy was started by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY staff photographers and Sports Shooter founder and Southern California freelance photographer Matt Brown to give students and working photographers an opportunity to hone their sports photography skills, learn new techniques, receive a critical examination of their work and serve as a source of inspiration.

Over 300 students and photographers have attended the Sports Shooter Academy since it's inception in 2005.

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