Digital Sports Photography
with Dustin Snipes
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07 Mid-Air Basketball Action Poses13:24
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About The Class
Capture amazing athletic images like a Red Bull photographer
When starting out in Sports Photography it’s difficult to begin finding your creative style. Going out and practicing with friends or local athletes is the best way to start building your portfolio. But what happens when you want to take your images to the next level?
Join Red Bull Photographer Dustin Snipes, as he takes you on a journey through the creative process behind photographing 3 sports at 5 locations with 5 athletes. He'll be working with students to show the best ways to communicate and inspire the athletes he's photographing, as well as how to maximize time spent with them. Dustin takes students through the challenges of photographing in direct sunlight, at public locations, in parks with mixed light, and in water.
- How to photograph basketball athletes, triathletes, and a fencer
- The pros and cons to working outside in direct sunlight
- How to communicate with and work with professional athletes and non-pros
- Working through unique challenges of on-location shoots
- Lighting techniques to capture the athlete
- On-location portraits
- Freeze motion and capture water to get that hero shot
- How to use motion blur to capture a moving bicycle
- The importance of being flexible on location to maximize your surroundings
Do you dream of taking professional athlete’s portraits? Do you want to have your images on the covers of magazines? Then join Dustin Snipes as he teaches you his secrets to maximizing locations in short periods of time, communicating with athletes to get the most out of their movements, and lighting a scene to capture the frame you want.
One Light Outdoor Portrait17:01
Focus Umbrella Outdoor Portrait09:49
Outdoor Athlete Hero Image10:17
Cross Light Outdoor Portrait04:37
Edge Light Outdoor Action Image10:21
Clamshell Light Outdoor Portrait17:50
Mid-Air Basketball Action Poses13:24
Refine Mid-Air Basketball Action Image06:44
Dynamic Mid-Air Basketball Image16:02
Natural Light Indoor Portrait12:18
Action Image With Shadows18:30
Stroboscopic Action Image21:11
Backlit Indoor Portrait07:39
Incorporate Architecture Into a Portrait09:30
Mixed Light Athletic Portrait10:12
Cyclist Action Image17:45
Adding Motion to09:47
Environmental Light for Runner Action Image17:19
Add Haze to Runner Action Image11:11
Create Your Own Environment14:50
Swim Outdoor Portrait Poses05:18
Action Images in Water11:40
Freeze Motion in Water06:45
Selection Process: Basketball23:49
Camera Raw Post Production: Basketball11:47
Finalize Images in Photoshop CC: Basketball13:15
Selection Process: Fencing13:17
Capture One Post Production: Fencing07:05
Finalize Images in Photoshop CC: Fencing15:13
Selection Process: Triathlete13:43
Camera Raw Post Production: Triathlete07:47
Finalize Images in Photoshop CC: Triathlete27:42
Dustin Snipes is a Los Angeles, California-based portrait and sports photographer.
He works frequently with major national and international publications and brands including Red Bull, Nike, Coca-Cola, Wilson Tennis, Marriott, Spyder, Reebok, KFC, ESPN The Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, Men's Fitness, Shape, Sports Illustrated and Time.... read more See instructor's Classes
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Loved all the ideas and why he's positioned his athletes the way he did, and positioned the lighting. I met Dustin a few years ago at and NPAC conference. It's nice to see him doing these teaching videos. His work is very inspiring to me.
Less talk and all action.. This is the best no mumbo jumbo talks and straight to practical work..
I really enjoyed the multiple exposure video, the pity is that they are no videos to talk about the post processing of this image.
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