Sports & Action Photography For Beginners: Part 1

Don McPeak, 'That Guy' with the camera...

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23 Lessons (1h 19m)
    • 1. Promo Video For The Class

      2:25
    • 2. The 'Flyover' (An Overview)

      3:03
    • 3. Four Elements of Sports / Action Photography

      2:47
    • 4. Knowing What You Want

      3:40
    • 5. Defining Your Goals

      1:34
    • 6. Creating Your Portfolio

      2:03
    • 7. Camera Gear Part 1

      6:01
    • 8. Camera Gear Part 2

      2:23
    • 9. Camera Gear Part 3

      1:29
    • 10. Camera Gear Part 4

      4:30
    • 11. Camera Gear Part 5

      3:56
    • 12. Accessories Part 1

      4:04
    • 13. Accessories Part 2

      3:56
    • 14. Managing Light Part 1

      2:27
    • 15. Managing Light Part 2

      2:20
    • 16. Managing Light Part 3

      3:05
    • 17. Summary Of The 3 Qs

      1:34
    • 18. Image Quality - Aperture Part 1

      3:28
    • 19. Image Quality - Aperture Part 2

      3:33
    • 20. Image Quality - Shutter Speed Part 1

      5:00
    • 21. Image Quality - Shutter Speed Part 2

      4:30
    • 22. Image Quality - ISO Part 1

      5:12
    • 23. Image Quality - ISO Part 2

      5:33

About This Class

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This three part series is a beginner level tutorial on how to take great sports and action photographs. It is taught by Don McPeak, a semi-retired pro sports photographer with over 10,000 publication credits.

Part One is a series of lectures about the basics of technical mastery: about using your camera as a tool. It begins with some fundamental concepts about photojournalism (Or telling a story through pictures) and is the foundation for the entire three part series. 

The balance of this first class provides insights into camera gear, settings, and how to manage light to help the student create their own mini portfolio for evaluation later in the series.