Indy Eleven Workshop Recap!

Hello there! Welcome back to the blog which has been in Blackout mode for the last couple of weeks.  Yes it’s been mostly intentional, and yes I’m sorry if you’ve been itching a mean one for content (have you been?).  Anyway, a little over a week ago I hosted a Sports Photography Workshop with Roberts Camera here in Indianapolis with the Indy Eleven Professional Soccer team.


(Nikon D4s, 2500ISO, Reflex Nikkor 500cm/5 (500mmF5) 1/1250@F5)


It’s the second year we’ve done it and it surely is an event we would love to bring back next year also.  As usual we hosted a “classroom” session before the game where everybody got to have Walt or myself look at their cameras after talking about the handout regarding shooting professional sports and Autofocus Settings for the best results.  I did shoot a litlte bit at the game (the shot above being testament) but being that I was there to help people  I shot mostly with my antique Manual Focus 500F5 to see what kinds of neat backgrounds I could get.  Towards the end of the game when everybody was getting tuckered out, I did shoot a little with my 400F2.8, but not as much as you might think.  We had a great group of students who asked a ton of great questions and shot a bunch of great photos!  Thanks again to everybody who came out to the workshop!  We are hoping to have a Basketball workshop and a Football workshop to put on the schedule for later this year so keep your eyes open here, or at the Roberts Camera Education page.  Thanks again to everybody that came out to the workshop and it kills me that we can’t post EVERY shot that we were sent from the game, but I hope to see you all again later this year at some more!  Check out some of their work!


(Photo by Walt Kuhn with a Nikon D4 and 600mmF4)


Photo by Jim Thorpe with a Canon Rebel T2i and 70-200F2.8


Photo by Daniel Dougan with an Olympus E-PL5 and 40-150mmF2.8 Lens


Photo by Alan Jung with a Nikon D7000 and 120-400 F4.5-F5.6 lens