Sports New York City

Join us in New York with Sony Artisan Jean Fruth, JC Carey from Westcott and Steve Fine! 

May 7-9, 2024 | Location: NEW YORK, NY | Tuition: $2,195 | Deposit: 25% of Tuition

Deposit due upon registration, full tuition due 90 days before the workshop. Workshop limited to 8 participants. 

This action packed workshop will consist of photographing baseball, boxing, lighting techniques and more!  We will also help you develop your editing skills, you will learn from in the field training, 1:1 feedback and image critiques!  This three day intensive will improve your sports photography, storytelling, editing and overall skillset.  Don’t just shoot sports, learn to tell stories with your images. 

PHOTOGRAPHY & STORYTELLING

You will learn what a great sports image is and how to make one.  In-game action, shooting pre-game portraits, storytelling, lighting techniques and editing your take.

LIGHTING TECHNIQUES

Learn how to create dramatic, well-lit action shots with hands-on practice and guidance from the master. 

Workshop Itinerary

  • 12pm: Check in / Introductions
  • 1:00pm: Sports Photography with Jean Fruth
  • 2:30-4pm: Portfolio Reviews and Gear Checkout
  • 7pm: Sunset Lighting Portrait Work
  • 9:00am: Presentations
  • 11:00am-1:00pm: Lunch Break
  • 1:00pm: Depart for Staten Island Ferry Hawks
  • 3:00pm: Batting Practice
  • 7:00pm: First Pitch
  • 9:30am: Meet at our Boxing gym
  • 10:00am: Live shooting at the gym
  • Noon: Lunch Break
  • 2:30pm: Editing and Image Critique
  • 4:00pm: Instructor Roundtable
  • 7:00pm-9:00pm: Closing Reception

Past Student Work

Meet your instructors

Workshop Faculty

Jean Fruth

Workshop Faculty

JC Carey

Workshop Faculty

Steve Fine

Workshop Faculty

Jean Fruth

Photographer Jean Fruth does more than take pictures.  She tells stories — of vibrant personalities, local cultures, and distinctive communities.  From a small darkroom to the most iconic stadiums flooded with lights, Jean’s trajectory as one of photography’s preeminent visual storytellers has taken her on a round-the-horn tour of the world’s most indelible landmarks – from the world of baseball to the world at large.  Sports have always been Jean’s most compelling subject, and from her earliest days in sports photography, she covered everything from wrestling to sailing to basketball — and on any given Friday, she could be found taking full advantage of those Friday night lights, shooting northern California’s storied football rivalries.

Soon Jean was called up to the big leagues herself, as she spent nearly a decade shooting the crown jewels of Bay Area sports — the Giants, the A’s, the 49ers.  Her portfolio quicky expanded when she was invited to Cooperstown and the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, where she helped build the museum’s archive and bring to life the story of baseball.  America’s most eminent historical institutions – including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Smithsonian — have featured her work.

What drives Jean now is to serve communities through her storytelling – as the co-founder of Grassroots Baseball, a non-profit that promotes participation in baseball at the youngest levels, and as a traveling photographer for La Vida Baseball and La Vida Sports, digital media companies that shares the stories of Latino sports around the globe.  As one of Sony’s select Artisans of Imagery, and through her popular workshops, she shares her techniques, her insights, and her love of images — both the power of pictures and the stories they tell.

Jean’s first book, Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin, was released in 2019. Her latest, Grassroots Baseball: Route 66, was published in spring 2022, with proceeds benefitting the non-profit program.

Workshop Faculty

JC Carey

Joseph “JC” Carey is a lifetime image maker that like many photographers was terrified of lighting until he was gifted with a class in 2007. The class wasn’t very informative with too many of the “recipes” that people love to share rather than teach how to light, but it lit a fire that has never stopped burning. That gift changed everything. It transformed him from someone that barely took pictures of people and knew nothing about lighting into someone still trying to figure out how to light everything. 

The last 14 years have passed with him being blessed with a daughter, a career doing what he loves, multiple magazine covers, and with meeting amazing people and trying to create great images of them. The art of photography and taking pictures is his passion but the ability to make his vision a reality in a photograph is what truly drives him. 

JC has taught all over the US including being part of the Faculty at Summit Workshops. 

JC joined the FJ Westcott Company in 2020 as their Eastern Accounts Manager and also works as a professional photographer.  

Follow his Instagram at JCPhotoMedia

Workshop Faculty

Steve Fine

Steve Fine was the Director of Photography at Sports Illustrated from 1996 until 2013. Prior to that he was deputy photo editor serving under the legendary Heinz Kluetmeier. More recently he spent six years as picture and sports editor at Flipboard, a mobile news aggregator. Steve worked at The New York Times from 1983-92, first as sports picture editor and then as deputy photo editor under Kathy Ryan at the Sunday Magazine. Currently he is a digital news curator at Facebook. 

Frequently asked questions

No! Summit Workshops is available to any photographer, regardless of what brand of camera you use. We often have camera gear available to borrow, free of charge, but you are not required to use that gear or any specific brand.

We are very grateful to our title partner, Sony who will be on-site with the latest gear.  Participants can loan gear during the workshop at no additional cost!  

Tuition includes activity fees, location fees, all instruction, planning and logistics. It does not cover hotels, travel, and most meals. 

Our Sports Workshop is for shooters of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to seasoned veterans. We all learn from and help one another, that is what makes the Summit Community so special. 

Thanks to our partners at Sony & Westcott Lighting!  Camera gear will be available and all lighting gear will be provided. 

Lodging & Classroom

Our workshop hotel is the New Yorker Hotel.  We will will have a discount code for participants with a room rate of $199 a night.  We will send you the booking link after registration.  Our classroom space will be next door at B&H!  In addition to the our classroom space, participants will receive special discounts for the workshop! 

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