|THE SPORTS SHOOTER ACADEMY|
|THE coolest sports photography event of the year returns to Southern California!|
Sports Shooter Academy X will be begins in the morning on February 28 and ends at noon on March 3, 2013.
Sports already confirmed on the SSA X shooting schedule include: college men's and women's basketball, baseball, men's volleyball, a major multi-team softball tournament, water polo track & field and tennis. We will be adding more to the schedule as schools confirm their spring sports schedules. Classroom session topics at past workshops include: using remote cameras, location portrait lighting, digital workflow and editing.
Faculty confirmed at this time include:
• Rod Mar (Seattle Seahawks team photographer)
• Wally Skalij (Los Angeles Times)
• Robert Deutsch (USA TODAY NYC-based staff photographer)
• Myung J. Chun (Los Angeles Times)
• Shawn Cullen (Sports Illustrated)
• Matt Brown (SoCal freelance photographer/SSA co-founder)
• Robert Hanashiro (USA TODAY staff photographer/SSA co-founder)
Nikon USA will be again be the Sports Shooter Academy's primary sponsor and will be providing loaner equipment for workshop participants to use during the workshop. Nikon will have their latest professional cameras, lenses (for super wide angles to super telephotos) and speedlights available to check out on a daily basis.
Other companies that have confirmed they will be supporting SSA IX:
• Samy's Camera
• Think Tank Photo
• Honl Photo
"As a faculty member for many of these workshops, it's so gratifying to see the effort and energy put forth by students, then to see the improvement each day in the resulting images." - Rod Mar, SSAX Faculty
SSA X will feature three days of shooting and daily one-on-one critiques with the workshop faculty. A "photo of the day" will be selected and the "best for of SSA X" will be selected and the winner will receive a good prize provided by a workshop sponsor.
"So much good information...We started early in the morning and didn't finish until late in the evening, shooting, editing, and getting some of the best feed back," said David Nurse who attended Sports Shooter IX, "It's about being pushed out of your comfort zone and that's what (the workshop faculty) did."
The application website will be open in the next 10 days. The workshop application process includes a portfolio submission (links to a personal website or if you're a SportsShooter.com member just create a "private gallery" ) and a short essay telling us about your photography experience, what you hope to take away from the SSA experience and what you hope to accomplish in the sports photography or photojournalism field.
For those of you that are not familiar with the Sports Shooter Academy, it is recommend that you check out the workshop's websites and video page. Also there are many articles on SportsShooter.com and in the message board. Link are below.
" In our field we simply cannot afford to stop learning," said SSA IX participant Reggie Ferraz said, "The Sports Shooter Academy was truly one of the greatest workshop experiences I've ever had and I believe at the end of the day we all came out as a much better photographer and a greater sense of respect and appreciation of this profession."
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