Sportsshooter Academy VIII Day 1
September 22nd, 2011
As many of you may or may not know, my orders to the Middle East were canceled at the last moment. While I am severely disappointed at this, I was able, through the grace of Bert Hanashiro and Samy’s Camera in Orange county, to get the last available spot at the Sportsshooter Academy. So, after a brutal day of travel, from San Diego to Reno and then back to Irvine, I am at THE coolest sports photography website in the country.
This workshop is truly one of the best in the country. The instructors here are some of the best sports photojournalists and photographers in the country. I spent yesterday with John McDonough, a staff photographer with Sports Illustrated, and Tim Mantoani a renowned commercial photographer from San Diego, shooting a boxing club in La Habra Ca. I was happy with my results, but the biggest reward from being here is not getting a great opportunity to take the photos that I love. The best part is looking at everyone’s images at the end of the day and listening to the instructors critique the days work. It is inspiring to see what all the students come up with. Each individual brings a different way of looking at events we all saw, and it really drives home the point. “SEE DIFFERENT!”