Sports Photography: Making the Shot is a very good class for showing what really goes into big league sports photography as well as a glimpse into the sacrifice and outside-the-box thinking needed to standout from the crowd. Al Bello's images are stunning and his years of experience and unique creative style are clear in each one. This is not necessarily a course where you are going to learn camera settings or recommended lens suggestions for certain sports, but what it lacks in that area, it certainly makes up for through inspiring images and Al Bello's humble presentation style.
Al Bello did a there good job with this course. He gives a lot of informations of the gear and setup on different locations. He makes you inspire to look for better shots than other does. This course helped me to work on location with other 20 photographers. And I can be proud to take a totally different shots then others of horses that we photographed in 3 days job in Poland. I really recommend it!
I do recommend watching this class when is on air for free, but in my opinion it doesn't worth 50$ as of 06.2018. In the first half, the instructor is presenting images he took through his career, which are really inspiring for the future sport photographers. In the second half, he explains how exactly he had done those shown previously and others too.
Take in consideration that the instructor is working for Getty Images, so he has the connections, the tools, the needs, the motivation to achieve what he is presenting. Most of us, while can work on the relations and access part with way more time and less luck than he has, the other "royalties" are out of our reach.