Summit Sports - California

WELCOME TO THE WEST COAST

The most popular Sports Photography Workshop in America is now in California! Enjoy all the same things you love about the Sports Workshop – an elite faculty of instructors, a multitude of sporting events to photograph, and a slew of learning and networking opportunities – now combined with the sunshine of the west coast. In this exclusive workshop, you’ll be in smaller groups and will have more one-on-one time with a team of instructors that include Nikon Ambassadors and some of the most prolific sports shooters in the world. In addition to photographing several sports like college football, college soccer, college water polo, surfing and more, you’ll also learn shooting techniques, remote camera installation, portrait lighting, and the business of freelance sports photography. Our Sports workshop is for shooters of all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned veterans.

What you’ll learn

What To Know

At this workshop you will be able to loan out the latest and greatest Nikon camera bodies and lenses from Nikon Professional Services that you can to use to photograph sporting events.

Our California Sports Workshop is for shooters of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to seasoned veterans.

The workshop hotel and classroom are located at Palm Garden Hotel.

Topics We Will Cover

Storytelling
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Action Lighting
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Portrait Lighting
Surfing Photography

2021 WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS

Jean Fruth

JC Carey

Joey Terrill - Summit Lighting Workshop
Workshop Faculty

Joey Terrill

Workshop Faculty

Maxx Wolfson

Jean Fruth

From a small darkroom to the most iconic stadiums flooded with lights—Jean Fruth’s trajectory as one of baseball’s preeminent photographers has taken her on a round-the-horn tour of the sport’s most indelible landmarks.

First base was New York City, where as a student she fell in love with the alchemy of photography. Second base meant a move to Healdsburg, California, where her focus turned to portrait photography, both in-studio and on-location.  From there, Jean covered the Giants and A’s for the better part of a decade, before turning her attention to the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum in Cooperstown, New York, where she helped to build the museum’s profile and photo archive by contributing her work to the venerable institution over four seasons.

Today, Jean is a traveling photographer for La Vida Baseball, a digital media company that tells the story of Latino baseball across the United States and Latin America through original video, written and social content.

She is recognized by Sony as one of its 45 “Sony Artisans of Imagery,” worldwide.
Her book, Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin, the first in a series, was published in 2019 and served in part as an inspiration to co-found Grassroots Baseball, a non-profit organization. Grassroots Baseball’s mission is to promote and celebrate the amateur game around the globe, with a focus on growing interest and participation at the youngest levels.

JC Carey

Joseph “JC” Carey is a dad, educator, traveler, troublemaker, and lifelong image maker. He lives in the NYC area and is the Nikon Professional Services representative for the Northeast United States. After retiring from the New York City Police Department, he had a lighting class bestowed upon him as a gift for his 33rd birthday. That gift changed everything. From someone that barely took pictures of people and knew nothing about lighting he dove headfirst into 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 a photograph and create his vision is what truly drives him.

Workshop Faculty

Joey Terrill

Recently appointed as a Nikon Ambassador, Joey is a Los Angeles-based corporate and editorial photographer with a long and varied career in photography. In recent years Joey has migrated towards his passions for environmental portraits and studio/location lighting. A prior attendee of the workshops in the mid 1990s, he’s now a regular faculty member, with a talent for effectively communicating the principles of controlled lighting in terms anyone can understand. His portrait talents are regularly tapped by commercial clients as well as Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, People and other leading publications.

Workshop Faculty

Maxx Wolfson

Maxx has been one of the top editors at Getty Images for 13 years. As Managing Editor for Sport in North & South America he is onsite at the biggest sporting events all over the world. Maxx will be leading the Getty Images team at his 11th Super Bowl and then leading the editing team at his sixth Olympic games in February. He also works directly with staff and freelance photographers assigning events and hiring photographers to cover events in his region. Through his work with many sports leagues, Maxx possesses a deep institutional knowledge of the industry.

Workshop Information & Itinerary

Workshop Highlights

Costs Included In Tuition

Not Included

Workshop Itinerary

SUMMIT SPORTS CALIFORNIA SCHEDULE
  • Registration will begin at approx. 3:00 p.m.
  • Tech Talk
  • Reception
  • Instructor Presentations
  • Basic Lighting Instruction
  • Instructor Demo Shoot
  • Sporting Event Shoots
  • Afternoon Photography/Sunset
  • Social Gathering
  • Upload, Edit and Image Critiques
  • Instructor Demo Shoot
  • Sporting Event Shoots
  • Afternoon Photography/Sunset
  • Social Gathering
  • Upload, Edit and Image Critiques
  • Instructor Demo Shoot
  • Sporting Event Shoots
  • Afternoon Photography/Sunset
  • Class: Lighting the Portrait
  • Closing Dinner Presented By Nikon

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