Sports & Action Photography For Beginners: Part 3

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

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15 Videos (52m)
    • Promo For This Class

      2:25
    • Managing Light - Types Of Light

      3:17
    • Managing Artificial Light

      2:34
    • Managing Natural Light

      3:04
    • Managing Light Direction

      2:36
    • Welcome To The Midway

      2:42
    • Readiness, Anticipation, & Reaction

      3:52
    • Reviewing My Project - Part 1

      6:32
    • Reviewing My Project - Part 2

      4:54
    • Reviewing My Project - Part 3

      4:03
    • Elements of Composition

      2:43
    • Orientation and Angle to Subject

      3:58
    • Rule of Thirds / Negative Space

      2:40
    • Graduation Ceremony

      1:31
    • Some Final Comments

      4:49

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 Three is a series of lectures about the basics of dynamic composition: about combining your knowledge of using the camera as a tool with the purpose and goals for taking your shots. It begins with a discussion about how to use subjects, space, and positioning and then wraps everything into a comprehensive plan about how to put this learning from the three parts together to make striking images. 

The goal of this third section is to demonstrate to you that anyone can take good sports and action photos, but there is more to it than just "spraying and praying".  

Finally, there is a word of encouragement from your teacher.

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Don McPeak

'That Guy' with the camera...

Hello, I'm Don.

We all know 'That Guy'. You know, the one. He's been carrying around a camera since he was about six years old.

I am...'That guy'.

For over fifty years, I have been obsessed with creating dramatic and compelling images. In my case, I was fortunate enough to realize my dream, of becoming a pro sports photographer, and cover professional and major college sporting events on behalf of some of the most popular magazines and web sites on the planet.

My e...

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