Sports Photography Course
INTRODUCTIONSports photography is a specialized form of photography that involves capturing images of athletes, sports events, and competitions. It requires a combination of technical skills, creativity, and knowledge of the sport being photographed. Sports photographers are responsible for capturing key moments and emotions during games and events, as well as providing images for media outlets, sports teams, and advertisers. Sports photography can include a wide range of sports, including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, swimming, and many more.
OBJECTIVEHere are some possible course objectives for a sports photography course:
- To understand the principles of sports photography, including the equipment, techniques, and ethical considerations involved.
- To develop proficiency in using cameras, lenses, and other equipment required for sports photography.
- To learn various techniques for capturing peak action, motion, and emotion in sports photography.
- To understand the rules and flow of different sports and anticipate key moments to capture the best shots.
- To learn how to edit and process sports images for various purposes, including print and digital media.
- To understand the legal and ethical considerations involved in sports photography, including obtaining permission and image rights.
- To develop a portfolio of high-quality sports photographs, demonstrating technical skill, creativity, and an understanding of the sport being photographed.
- To explore potential career opportunities in sports photography, including working for media outlets, sports teams, and advertisers.
- To receive feedback and critique on photographs, helping to improve technical skills and artistic abilities.
- To develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of sports and the role of photography in capturing the essence of athletic competitions.
COURSE CURRICULUMModule 1. Introduction to Sports Photography
- Definition and History of Sports Photography
- Different Types of Sports Photography
- The Role of Sports Photography in Journalism and Advertising
- Cameras and Lenses
- Tripods and Mounts
- Accessories (e.g. Remote Triggers, Flash, etc.)
- Safety Gear
- Composition and Framing
- Focus and Depth of Field
- Shutter Speed and Motion
- Capturing Peak Action and Emotion
- Understanding the Rules and Flow of the Game
- Anticipating Key Moments
- Capturing the Emotion and Personality of the Athletes
- Basic Editing Techniques
- Color Correction and Enhancement
- Noise Reduction and Sharpening
- Workflow and Organization
- Photography and Sports Event Rules
- Image Rights and Usage
- Ethical Considerations
- Field Trips and Assignments
- Critique and Feedback
- Portfolio Development and Presentation
- Business and Marketing Strategies for Sports Photographers
- Working as a Freelancer or for an Organization
- Different Fields of Employment (e.g. Journalism, Advertising, Fine Art)
SOFTWARE/ MATERIALS USED
- Adobe Lightroom
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Premier Pro
- Adobe After Effects (Overview)
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 55 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 27
- Assessments Yes