Olympic Sports Photography Talk with Scott Kelby, with Dave Black and Scott Kelby

No matter what type of sports you shoot this is a class for you!

Scott Kelby is joined by legendary Olympic sports photographer Dave Black for an experience designed to help you improve your sports action photography. Over the course of Dave’s 30 year career as a sports photographer he has photographed 12 Olympic events for Newsweek. Dave knows what it takes to create dynamic sports action photos that stand out and make you saw wow! Through a combination of sharing photographs and stories from Dave’s career plus in-depth critiques of viewer submitted photographs, Dave shares a host of insight, pro-level tips, and strategies intended to help you take your sports photography to the next level.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 03:39)

Join Scott and Dave as they introduce the class and go over what will be covered, before wrapping up with a stunning slideshow of some of Dave's photos from covering 12 different Olympic games.

Lesson 2: 10 Favorite Summer Olympic Shots: Part 1 (Duration 15:32)

Dave shares 10 of his favorite shots from past summer Olympic games along with the stories that go with them.

Lesson 3: 10 Favorite Summer Olympic Shots: Part 2 (Duration 14:23)

Dave continues reviewing his 10 summer Olympic photos.

Lesson 4: 10 Favorite Winter Olympic Shots: Part 1 (Duration 10:08)

Following up on his summer Olympic work Dave walks us through 10 of his favorite action shots from the winter Olympics.

Lesson 5: 10 Favorite Winter Olympic Shots: Part 2 (Duration 08:24)

Dave wraps up his 10 favorite action shots from the winter Olympics.

Lesson 6: Lighting Sports: Part 1 (Duration 12:20)

Your photos can take on a new dynamic by learning how to light action sports.

Lesson 7: Lighting Sports: Part 2 (Duration 14:13)

Dave continues sharing examples of his work where he used lighting to enhance his photographs.

Lesson 8: Summer Sports Photo Critiques: Part 1 (Duration 13:53)

Almost 200 images were submitted for critique, and after reviewing them all Dave pulled out a number of examples of summer sports for critique in this first segment.

Lesson 9: Summer Sports Photo Critiques: Part 2 (Duration 18:16)

Dave continues to discuss some of the summer sports photos submitted for critique. As he shares his unique perspective on various elements in each photo there is huge opportunity for learning.

Lesson 10: Winter Sports Photo Critiques (Duration 12:13)

While not as many photos were submitted for winter sports Dave pulls out some great examples for critique.

Lesson 11: Sports Photo with Lighting Critiques (Duration 11:51)

The final critique segment is all about sports photos that were created using strobes.

Lesson 12: Daves Top 10 Tips (Duration 08:23)

Dave wraps up the class by sharing some of his top tips for improving your sports action photography.

Meet Your Instructor: Dave Black

As a freelance photographer for over 30 years Dave's work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award winning TV…

Meet Your Instructor: Scott Kelby

Scott is the President and CEO of KelbyOne, is also the original “Photoshop Guy”, is the Cofounder and CEO of Kelby Media Group, the editor and publisher of Photoshop User…

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  1. There is never a minute wasted in hearing Dave speak his craft. To think back to some of the iconic images Dave has made over the years with Olympic sports, and now, we all get to see and hear why. It's really quite remarkable. HUGE THANKS to Mr. Dave Black for his contribution to our lives over the years, and Scott Kelby for having the wherewithal to make KelbyOne a reality.

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