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A Sports Photography Primer

with Scott Markewitz
A Sports Photography Primer
Up your game with essential sports photography techniques, and capture the energy and excitement of athletes in action!

Get ready to turn your dream sports shots into reality! Join award-winning photographer Scott Markewitz and discover the techniques that have garnered him more than 450 magazine covers. Master exposure essentials and discover how to shoot individuals and teams to showcase every athlete at their best. Create dramatic, dynamic effects by panning or freezing action, and take control of challenging lighting situations — indoors and out. Explore wide-angle and telephoto lenses for diverse images, and switch up your depth of field for new perspectives. Find and frame creative, unexpected compositions, and step up your skills for action-packed shots that impress, inspire and awe!

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Lesson 1. Intro to Sports Photography

  • Meet your instructor, acclaimed sports photographer Scott Markewitz, as he shares the characteristics of a good sports photo and the essential equipment you’ll need to take amazing shots.


Lesson 2. Basics of Sports Photography


Lesson 3. Shooting Groups Outdoors


Lesson 4. Shooting Individuals Outdoors


Lesson 5. Shooting Indoors


Lesson 6. Developing Your Vision


Lesson 7. Workflow & Postproduction

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