One of the most popular workshops
in America, the Sports Photography Workshop brings together
a faculty of top international sports photographers and editors.
This workshop provides participants with an opportunity
listen to, study with, and network with the very individuals
who are uniquely positioned to help with career development.
Video overview of the Sports Photography
Workshop, for additional videos be sure to check our
Workshop Video page
Included in the instructional sessions will be lectures
on remote camera installations, large arena lighting, and
business of freelance sports photography. Many participants
of this workshop have gone on to shoot for the top sports
magazines in the country. This workshop is best suited for
early career professional and advanced-amateur photographers
who are looking to take the next step in their careers.
those concerned they may be only on the cusp, one of the
benefits of our larger staffs is having enough man power
to cater to virtually any level of need. There
may be sessions that are over some attendee's heads or don't
apply to their future goals (such as maybe business and marketing
sessions), but they are free to go shoot during those times
or perhaps be paired off in smaller sessions to get them
up to speed. Attendees will find
a lot of value in the week and surely will come away both
very educated and very inspired. Be sure to also check the Daily
Sessions page for a description of a typical day at the
A slideshow of images from the workshop in session.
As you can see from our tentive schedules, it's a very busy
week and we often try to offer multiple choices of topics
and shooting opportunities to cater to as wide a range of
needs as possible. You will find that some attendees shoot
a lot during the week and others will spend more time in
the workshop classroom attending sessions on a wide range
of technical, creative and business topics. The choice is
up to you.
Joey Terrill teaches a lighting class at the Olympic
With 10-15 instructors and staff onsite,
and attendanceof roughly 60, each student can be
assured a low student-to-instructor ratio and ample personalized
attention. The combined knowledge of the faculty is outstanding
and attendees have a chance to get not one or two opinions
on their work, but a dozen points of view from a cross-section
of the industry that you won't find anywhere else.
Then NY Times Sports Photo Editor, and now Sports Illustrated Director
Brad Smith gives a portfolio
Expect ample time for shooting in the field,
one-on-one and group technical instruction, peer review
images you shoot during the week, portfolio reviews and career
Be sure to also check the Daily
Sessions page for a description of a typical day at the
workshop. Also, enjoy this very thorough Nikonians
Podcast/Review from 2006 Sports Photography Workshop
(MP3 audio file, review starts at 13:24).
Nikon will have digital cameras to loan on a 24-hour basis
as well as a variety of lenses, with SanDisk providing memory
cards for the group. Apple will provide indepth instruction
on their leading photographic workflow tool, Aperture. We'll
have desktop digital printers for
use during the week and we'll cover best practices for getting
the most out of your digital printer. Individual appointments
with instructors for portfolio reviews and career counseling
are encouraged. The week begins with a welcoming reception
and ends with a farewell dinner, courtesy of our sponsors.
This workshop is best suited for professional and advanced-amateur
photographers who are looking to take their photography and
careers to the next level.
The manufacturers room with a wide variety of gear for
demo and sale at special discount.
We ask that you bring all of the equipment with which you
normally shoot, especially Nikon users, as you will
be able to use the large consignment of Nikon cameras and
lenses in conjunction with your own. Photographers that currently
use other brands of cameras are free to use your own equipment.
You'll need to provide your own laptop or other
workstation to download and edit your images, though we can
assist you with a variety of demo software available.
We have begun updating packets for 2013, but 2012 information still posted is still very relevant as to what to expect as the general structure
and many details and topics will be very similar to ther
previous year's program. Some
portions will not be updated until just a few weeks prior
to the workshop as we finalize final faculty travel schedules
and available events to photograph. Please call 1-800-745-3211
with further questions, one of our associates would be
happy to describe the workshop at length. We will continue
to post updated information concerning the workshop.
You may fly into Colorado Springs (COS)
or drive in from the surrounding area. In the case that flights
into Colorado Springs are fully booked, Denver (DEN) is the
next nearest airport (about 90 mins by car). If you fly into
the area, we recommend renting a car for the duration of
the week as transportation is not provided and many of the
best shooting venues are a decent drive from the hotel.
$1450; includes the welcoming reception/dinner
the first event evening, daily continental breakfast in the
hotel classroom, instruction,
evening presentations, and the farewell dinner the final
night night. Please budget for lodging, car rental, and most
meals. You may register via one of the methods below with
a deposit of $295. The remainder of the registration fee
needs to be paid two months in advance. Just prior to that
deadline, we will email you a reminder that we will automatically
charge your card for the remainder of your tuition. If you
would prefer another method of payment, or you paid your
deposit by check, please contact us at that time to finalize
payment. Tuition deposits will be refunded in full up to
April 20th. After
that time, if you need to cancel for any reason, your paid
deposit/tuition is non-refundable, but can be applied in
full to a future workshop of your choosing.
Space still available!
A tuition discount of 10% is offered for full-time students
and photography educators, workshop alumni, and members of
our partnering organizations, NPS, NPPA, NANPA and ASMP.
Please Register Online or call our offices at 800-745-3211 to register over the phone.
Please don't hesitate to call or email with any additional
questions and you may
also register over the phone if you would prefer.
1-800-745-3211 Local/International: 1-303-295-7770 Email:
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