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2015 Workshops Kick Off with Summit Lighting

In only it’s second year, the Summit Lighting Photography Workshop has become a mainstay among the Summit Series of Workshops. Both new facilities and additional faculty made the 2015 Lighting Workshop one to remember. Held in a bigger and better-suited location at Massif Studios, in Denver, Colorado from May 22-24, the Lighting Workshop delivered both a …

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Former Workshop Student Jen Edney Lands Photos in SI Gallery on the Volvo Ocean Race

Jen Edney has been to several Summit Photography Workshops and even helped at the workshops as the second-ever workshop mentor. Jen just recently landed two photos (out of 10 total) in Sports Illustrated’s gallery on the Volvo Ocean Race. The race takes place once every four years, lasts for nine-months and visits 11 ports in …

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Peter Lockley Reviews Summit Online’s Tutorial with Brad Smith for the Photo Brigade

Peter Lockley is a sports and portrait photographer who works with editorial and corporate clients to create dynamic and story telling images. Peter began his career at the University of Colorado, majoring in journalism and fine art. After graduating in 2003, he spent five years as the chief sports photographer for the Washington Times, covering …

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Sports Illustrated Honors Dean Smith Through the Lens of Summit Workshops’ Founder Rich Clarkson

The world of sports is mourning the passing of Dean Smith, who died February 7, 2015 at the age of 83. Smith was called a “coaching legend” by the Basketball Hall of Fame after an illustrious career that included 36 years as the North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball coach. Though he is best known …

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Former sports workshop student lands photo in Sports Illustrated magazine

In the summer of 2014, Gary Lloyd McCullough came to Colorado Springs to take part in the Summit Sports Photography Workshop. It was there that he met the esteemed faculty and staff that would help take his photography to the next level. The former Summit student utilitized those tips and information and landed a photo in …

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NPPF Launches The Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship

>>>From NPPA.org DURHAM, NC (September 29, 2014) – The Board of Directors of the National Press Photographers Foundation today is pleased to announce the creation of a new annual scholarship, The Rich Clarkson Founders Scholarship. “The Foundation is so honored that Rich Clarkson has chosen NPPF to establish a scholarship in his name,” Foundation president …

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Michael Forsberg: Moving Slowly to Capture the Swift Fox

Author: Coburn Dukehart, Photographer: Michael Forsberg Photographer Michael Forsberg is a patient man. A very. Patient. Man. This trait came in extremely useful during an assignment to photograph swift foxes in the Buffalo Gap National Grassland in western South Dakota. Forsberg visited the prairielands multiple times over a three-year period to capture images of the tiny canids, …

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A Sneak-Peek at the Upcoming 2014 Adventure Workshop

The 2014 Summit Adventure Workshop has arrived! Starting on September 20, students from around the world will gather in the beautiful town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming to begin what will be for many of them an absolutely unforgettable experience.   Adventure students have the pleasure of being taught by some of the world’s best adventure …

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How to Create Amazing Urban Landscape & Street Photography Images

A Post By: Barry J Brady Many of us live in cities nowadays, in fact almost 80% of the world’s population lives in, or near, a large city. While it is fantastic to be out in nature, photographing the remote seascape scenes or the snow capped mountains, that is not possible for most photographers, everyday. That …

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5 Camera Checks Before you Release the Shutter to Produce Amazing Shots Consistently

Experience has the ability to make us wiser with our actions and choices. As a photographer, I have made mistakes in the past because of which I missed out on awesome photo opportunities. If only I was more careful, I could have avoided such situations. While some of these chances are inevitable – those where you wish you …

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A Chance to work with Sports Illustrated, only at the Summit Sports Workshop

Since its creation in 1954, Sports Illustrated has employed some of the best and brightest photographers and storytellers in the world. The result is a publication that personifies the meaning of award-winning photography and journalism in sports. One of our long-time friends and faculty members, SI Director of Photography Brad Smith, spends his days deciding …

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2014 Fall Summit (Nature) Workshop – SIGN UP NOW!!

Our longest running workshop of the Summit Series, the Summit Nature workshop, is filling up quickly! Taking place from September 28 through October 3, this workshop is an exceptional opportunity to learn not only how to shoot nature and wildlife more effectively, but also the journalistic efforts that go into capturing the story of the …

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Gillette Gives a Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Making of Their “100 Years of Hair” Stop-Motion Commercial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf0MVr6BTKw Gillette, founded in 1901, has been around for just over 100 years now. To celebrate, they recently put together a genius stop-motion video showing the evolution of men’s hair …

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Christmas LED Lights on Budapest Tram Make For A Great Long Exposure Shot

Photo: Viktor Varga What do you get when you add 30,000 twinkling Christmas lights to a tram car? An oppurtunity for spectacular pictures. If you ever find yourself in Budapest, Hungary for the winter holidays, don’t miss the wonderfully festive decorates trams. Started in 2009 by the Budapest Transport Company, the festive tradition is a …

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5 Things to Consider When Shooting Landscapes

Landscape photography is typically thought of as images of serene mountain ranges and seascapes, but what are photographers supposed to do when these locations are unavailable or they are seeking something unique? In his latest expert tutorial, Mark Hamblin suggests five simple ways that photographers can shoot landscapes and come away with something creative and different. …

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