You can’t learn to shoot sports by watching a video or sitting in a classroom – the only way to really learn is to shoot side-by-side with a pro.
At DC Sports Photography Academy, you will receive real-time instruction during the game and feedback after each game.
Utilizing proven assignment-based learning, you will work toward mastering multiple skills with every game you attend. Each new game is an opportunity to build upon the skills you learned at the previous game.
These are just a few of the things you will learn with DC Sports Photography Academy:
- Settings/techniques for covering sports
- How to shoot in different and challenging light
- Post-game image editing, captioning, and delivery
- How to become a sports photographer
- The business of freelance photography
- Building an impressive sports portfolio
How does it work?
Our program is completely individualized with one-on-one instruction tailored to your needs and goals. All packages are custom-made to each student’s shooting style, skill level, and final objective. Students can choose to focus on one sport or learn to shoot multiple sports.
How to start learning with DC Sports Photography Academy:
- Select a package below
- Let us know what your goals are
- Select the sports and games you would like to cover
- Get ready to become a pro sports photographer!
What do I need?
Sports photography requires more advanced, and sometimes high-end equipment. Because you will be shooting mostly action packed events with fast moving athletes and objects, you need the right tools to get the job done. With that being said, you cannot use a point and shoot camera or a smartphone. You also need a computer for after shoot activities such as image editing and captioning.
What camera equipment do I need?
- Minimum of one (1) digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera (No point-and-shoot or smartphones are allowed)
- A wide-angle lens
- A telephoto lens
If you don’t have the required camera equipment, you may rent the necessary photo gear from DC Sports Photography Academy.
At DC Sports Photography Academy, we’ll create a program just for you!
DC Sports Photography Academy doesn’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching. The packages are designed so you can learn exactly what you desire in a one-on-one environment. You select the sports you want to cover and the games that fit your schedule. Together we will develop a learning plan based on your needs and goals.
Every package includes individualized training at an actual live game where you will get guidance and advice on how to create spectacular sports photos.
With DC Sports Photography Academy, you’ll learn to be a sports photographer who can tell amazing stories with your photos.
~ 1 Game Package ~
Interested in exploring the exciting world of sports photography without making a big investment? Test your skills with one game and if you love your experience, then add more games. We will credit the amount of this package to another package of your choosing.
~ 3 Game Package ~
Perfect for the parent who wants to learn how to cover the one sport their child plays, or for someone that just wants to learn how to make better photos.
This package also a great option for professional photographers who want to add sports to their portfolio and can’t get access to quality games.
~ 5 Game Package ~
Designed for aspiring photographers who want to hone their skills or take their photography to the next level. This package is ideal for the avid amateur photographer who wants to expand their skill set beyond their current level.
~ 10 Game Package ~
The ultimate package for the photographer who aspires to become a professional sports photographer and wants to build the perfect portfolio. Appropriate for the photographer interested in an intensive learning experience by shooting multiple sports in a variety of settings and lighting conditions.
This package is designed to help you build a high-quality sports portfolio to showcase your work to prospective clients.
There are no other sports photography classes like DC Sports Photography Academy in the DC area! We give you personalized attention and an interactive experience!
Are you ready for an action-packed learning experience that you will never forget?
~ Equipment Rental ~
If you are ready to learn how to shoot sports but don’t have the right photo equipment DC Sports Photography Academy has you covered. You can rent professional camera bodies and lenses so you can learn with the same gear that the pro’s use. Gear is selected based on the sport and environment so you always have the right tool for the job.