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Q: What sports are available?
A: Currently these sports are available to photograph: Baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, softball, soccer, track and field/cross country, volleyball.
Q: Do I have to cover the same sport for all my games?
A: No, you can cover multiple sports or concentrate on just one or two. It’s completely up to you as to what sports you photograph.
Q: Can I pick the sports/games I want to cover?
A: Yes, you pick the sports you want to photograph, but the game schedule is not decided by DC Sports Photography Academy. Games are played during the week and on weekends both at night and during the day so you can choose what fits your schedule best.
Q: Where are the games played?
A: Games are played at Georgetown and George Mason universities. Be advised that not all schools offer the same sports and some games are played off campus.
Q: How long do I have to photograph my allotment of games?
A: You can take as much or as little time as you want. Finish all your games in 30 days or stretch it out over months.
Q: How do I sign up?
A: Fill out this form and we will get you started on your journey to photographing live games.
Q: Does sports photography require any special camera equipment or can I use my own gear?
A: Sports photography is unique in that you need fast camera bodies that can shoot multiple frames per second and lenses with long focal lengths to zoom in on the action. You are welcome to use your equipment but know that you might not get the results you’re looking for. DC Sports Photography Academy does offer professional grade Nikon and Canon camera bodies and lenses for rent.
Q: Can I use a point-and-shoot camera or a smartphone to photograph games?
A: You must use a DSLR camera that allows for removal of lenses. There are no exceptions to this rule. If you don’t have the required equipment, you can rent anything you need directly from us.
Q: I own a slow lens that I would like to use. Can I just use a flash with it instead of renting a faster lens?
A: No flash photography is allowed during game action. Your slow lens will be great for outdoor games but it might not allow enough light to reach the sensor for night or indoor games. In that case we suggest you rent the appropriate lens from us.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: Upon contacting us and selecting a package, DC Sports Photography Academy will email you an invoice with a secure link to pay by credit/debit card. If you would like to pay by cash or check, just let us know in the comment section.