Training

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. 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
  • Let us know what your goals are
  • Select the sports and games you would like to cover

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
  • Computer

If you don’t have the required camera equipment, you may rent the necessary photo gear from DC Sports Photography Academy.

Ready to take on the fantastic world of sports photography? Contact me today to schedule your first session.