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What is your KeyMission?

Alan Thornton on wildland firefighting and the KeyMission 360

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Taking Better Photographs of the American West

When you get a chance to visit the open prairies, and photograph ranchers…

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My Lens Choices for Weddings

Jerry Ghionis discusses his favorite lenses for wedding photography

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Camera Tips: Using the Multi Selector Center Button Controls

Customize your DSLR to to check focus in playback and more

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How to Choose Your Next DSLR Lens

What to look for when choosing your next lens for your DSLR

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10 Tips for Better Camera Panning

Dave Black's tips for camera panning

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Using Auto FP High-Speed Sync to Illuminate Fast Sports Action

Dave Black on using high-speed flash sync for sports…

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5 Easy Composition Guidelines

Follow 5 easy tips for better photo compositions

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Reaction Time

John Solano says that for him, photographing weddings is a lot like photographing sports.

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First Look: The All-Seeing, 360° Nikon Action Cam

Corey Rich describes his experience shooting with the KeyMission 360

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High Speed Sync: A Flash Technique To Add a Pro Touch to Your Photographs

Kevin Kubota on auto FP high speed sync flash…

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Take It to the Limit: Pushing the D500 Envelope

D500 in action with Nikon's own Lindsay Silverman and Mark Soares

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Photographing Dogs: Capturing Action

Tips for taking better photos of your dog in action.

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Resources to Enhance your Photographic Experience

Learn more about the helpful resources available from Nikon

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What is Your KeyMission?

Elijah Wood on the KeyMission 360

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Versatile Views of the World of Wildlife:

Ron Magill field tests the AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR lens

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Shooting with Remote Cameras

Andrew Hancock discusses the art of shooting sports with remote cameras

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Introduction to ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed & Other Advanced Settings for HDSLR Video

Advanced settings for HDSLR video

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Speaking For Themselves: The Veterans Portrait Project

The power of portraits

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Making Great COOLPIX Videos of Your Kid's Sports

Tips & Tricks from photographer Ann Cutting

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Taking Better Photographs on the Water

Harbors, bays, oceans and rivers all have one thing in common—interesting and…

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Pet Mode

Nikon's new Pet mode lets you capture the expressions and actions of your pet cat or dog automatically.

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James Balog

Conservation photographer James Balog is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Destination Europe: Do a Little Research, Then Go Light on the Gear

Blaine Harrington on travel photography in Europe

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Understanding ISO Sensitivity

Photography is built on the three pillars of exposure: shutter speed, aperture and…

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Halloween & Autumn Harvest Photography

Take better photos during the colorful fall season

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A Brand New VR World

Learn more about Virtual Reality and the KeyMission 360

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Imagine That

Nope, we didn't make a mistake. The photos you see here were not taken by several different photographers;…

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A Photographic Expedition — Easter Island and Patagonia, Chile

Travel to Patagonia and Easter Island for a photographic…

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Making a Difference with Photography

Bill Frakes on making a difference with your photography

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10 Tips on How To Leverage Social Media in Your Photography Business

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Moviemaking 101 – 6 Tips On How To Make A Video

Six helpful tips when making movies your camera

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Cliff Mautner

Wedding and portrait photographer Cliff Mautner is a Nikon Ambassador. Learn more about his photography.

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Shooting the Effects of Global Warming

Gary Braasch follows the evidence; the power of photography does the rest.

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New Directions: The D750 Inspires Creating, and Sharing, New Images

Lindsay Silverman shoots with the D750 DSLR

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What is your KeyMission?

Surf photographer Leroy Bellet on the KeyMission 360

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Action and People Photography

Who should attend:

Anyone who wants to learn how to take his or her Action, Sports, People and Portrait digital SLR photography to a higher level, both creatively and technically.


What to expect:

During this 3-hour class, our goal is to improve your action and people photography skills. Believe it or not, becoming a better action photographer will also make you a better people photographer because the best pictures are about moments and capturing them involves timing.

 

$99


TIP: Freeze the sports action. The key is using a high shutter speed. On compact cameras, use the sports scene mode. On a D-SLR, pick a high shutter speed of 1/500th of a second or above. This will freeze almost all action. If the light is low, adjust your ISO to a higher sensitivity (800-1600 ISO), which will allow you to select a faster shutter speed.

Topics will include:

  • How to shoot action, even in poor light

  • Learn how “fast” lenses can make a difference to your photography

  • Which metering system is best for the type of action you’re photographing

  • Getting the most out of autofocus

  • How to anticipate action and reaction

  • Shooting in continuous mode and using fast media cards

  • Capturing people, from posing to candids

  • Using light, background, depth of field, lens choice and exposure for a pleasing portrait photo

  • Tips on camera settings for people photography

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  1. Action and People Photography

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    Class time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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    Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8413
    Class time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  3. Action and People Photography

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Downtown
    160 Spring Street NW
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    Class time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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    Boston Marriott Peabody
    8A Centennial Drive
    Peabody, MA 01960
    Class time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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