Making the Leap

Every photographer asks this simple question: How do I make the leap to be the photographer I want to be? A simple question with some difficult answers that can take time and dedication to find. Sports Workshop faculty member, Joey Terrill, boils the question down to the basics of what every photographer needs to do. …

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Nat Geo photogs give insight from Rich Clarkson

Gerd Ludwig continues his series on speaking to former Directors of Photography including Rich Clarkson. Clarkson was Director of Photography for the National Geographic Magazine from 1985 to 1988. — Like Kent Kobersteen, I have spent much of my professional life moving on from an early role as staff photographer to a director of photography. …

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The path of an internship

For the many years I’ve been employing photographers and picture editors, I have always used internships to “discover” developing talent — in addition to providing some valuable training for early-career would-be professionals. In our Denver-based company, we have used a series of interns, most of which have gone on into good professional careers. Over the …

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burn. sits down with decision maker: Chris Johns, NatGeo

In the first installment of series ‘Decision Makers’, David Alan Harvey sat down and interviewed Award-winning Editor, Chris Johns of National Geographic. Harvey and Johns have both attended the Summit Workshop as faculty in past years. Rich Clarkson, in fact, hired Johns to his first internship as a photo assistant that led to his illustrious …

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Why this workshop works

They came from Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, France and Canada. And most of the states.  This is the 2011 edition of the Sports Photography Workshop which is not unlike the other workshops in the Summit Series. Now in the 28th year of workshops, their reputation as both unique and a cut above other photography workshops …

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Q&A with Director of NCAA Photos

Jamie Schwaberow, Director of NCAA Photos, is a 1996 journalism graduate from Bowling Green State University. He joined Rich Clarkson and Associates in 1999 where he began photographing NCAA national championships along with Denver professional sports teams.   Schwaberow received his first professional training at a variety of newspapers including This Week Newspapers in Columbus, …

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