May 2, 2019 | 3782 Views | By Hudson Henry

Now Available! Sports & Action Photography Course

It’s here! Sports and Action Photography course by Hudson Henry. This course includes 16 individual video lessons, sample files so you can follow along and a PDF outline.
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“Sports and action photography is one of the things that drew me to photography in the first place…it is a fun technical challenge using shutter speed to get everything razor sharp, blur motion, or pan motion. In this course, I am going to share what I’ve learned through the years and it is going to be a fun!”
– Hudson Henry


17 comments on “Now Available! Sports & Action Photography Course”

  1. On April 29, 2019 at 3:20 pm Ron Skinner wrote:

    Looks like a great course, can’t wait!

    1. On April 29, 2019 at 5:18 pm Hudson Henry replied:

      Thanks Ron. I had a ton of fun producing it!

  2. On April 30, 2019 at 12:33 am Lia Georgiades wrote:

    ok I can’t wait I’m a bit of an F1 nut so love photographing car’s… very fast car’s and i love the vintage car rallies also.

    1. On May 15, 2019 at 12:02 pm Hudson Henry replied:

      Nice! Have you been to the Laguna Seca Vingtage races? So fun.

  3. On April 30, 2019 at 8:05 am John Blackwood wrote:

    Sports was one of the first areas of photography I was drawn to. Long ago in the film era I spent a lot of time taking pictures of youth baseball, basketball, softball and hockey. As my skill improved I was able to sell prints of the kids in action to the parents. I was able to fund my hobby with this income. Today parents are far more sensitive about someone they do not really know taking pictures of their kid. With a little introduction and possibly a business card I bet it could still be done. Early evening baseball was the best as the Sun was going down. Another great place for baseball are the farm league teams in many cities. You can get close to the action without a press pass in most venues. There are a lot of action packed events today where the techniques will serve you well. I look forward to this series and I might try it again in the digital age.

    1. On May 1, 2019 at 11:49 am Hudson Henry replied:

      Couldn’t agree with John more. You can open up worlds of opportunity by taking quality images of athletes big and small. Parents tend to love photos of their little ones in sports. I took images at a friend’s children’s soccer game recently and was mobbed by folks wanting images not people concerned with me photographing children. The same is true of every sport I photograph. People turn it up for the camera and appreciate being photographed doing the things they love.

  4. On May 2, 2019 at 12:55 pm Peter Pfeiffer wrote:

    Sports / action photography is an area I recently entered. I had a dual challenge – I was neither a golfer nor a sports photographer. Our local 55+ community hosted a PGA Hope charity event – our photo club was asked to provide photographers and 2 of us rose to the challenge (neither were golfers or sports photographers). The goal was to have a slide show ready for the banquette immediately following the event. I’m happy to say we succeeded and the charity portion was a spectacular success – over $10k raised and loads of donated goods.
    What I learned was preparation and practice are crucial! Stopping the action of a golf tee off swing is pretty technical, but there’s considerably more to a golf game … catching some of the emotion involved made our slide show enjoyable.
    I’m hoping to learn more about sports / action photography from this course; I believe I had what is called beginners luck!

  5. On May 3, 2019 at 6:26 pm Hudson Henry wrote:

    I love that story Peter! So glad you had fun with it. Wow, the turnaround time was intense. Nice work!

  6. On May 5, 2019 at 8:34 am Peter Pfeiffer wrote:

    Thanks Hudson,
    We planned our shots with the slide show goal in mind. My aspect was the action / emotion so I limited my thought process to the end goal. Since this was a sunny day in the Tucson area I used the intense light to my advantage – settings: ISO 200, f2.8, single spot back button focus, jpg only, super high burst mode (I believe this actually used 4K video), all shot using a monopod, camera used Panasonic bridge model fz-300. The images captured were really good quality for the slide show and for general electronic viewing – they certainly weren’t sufficient for production printing.

    1. On May 16, 2019 at 9:07 pm Walter Gibson replied:

      IYHO let us have a look we are a very easy crowd to please and I see it as every picture can teach me some thing and that’s why I’m here. I could tell you horror stories of things I’ve done, very honest mistakes but still mistakes if no one else notices I’m ok if they do notice well man up we make mistakes and they are just that mistakes. Good luck to all and I’m going to continue to enjoy so post post post this software has turned on a light for me and I really enjoy it

  7. On May 10, 2019 at 11:52 am Wells Wilson wrote:

    Great work Hudson. The video on “Culling” was worth the price of admission.

  8. On May 29, 2019 at 10:35 pm Michael Hill wrote:

    Hi Hudson, I have worked for a local Australian newspaper for 10 years now as a photographer. I changed to sports photography, about 4 years ago now. Every shoot is still a challenge, but a good one. I will be following your course, as I am still learning after all of this time. I have been using Photoshop, but now with the Aussie Dollar, not buying many US Dollars, have decided to change. What I need to know is how to process, say 200 photo’s, so that I can pick 5 or 6 good ones out, as I now do with The Bridge.

  9. On May 30, 2019 at 12:43 am Michael Hill wrote:

    Hello Hudson again, I have just watched your video on culling, and that covers my question, thank you. I have to sort the photos out quickly. I usually go out on a shoot on Saturday, cull them and then do the final production on Sunday. They need to be at the office by 8.30am, Monday morning, ready for the sub editors. So my weekend are busy. On average I take between 180 and 240 photo’s each shoot, although, I did attend one of the biggest moto cross, events in the southern hemisphere, and ended up with 1200 photo’s. I kept 20 and submitted my normal 6.

    1. On June 21, 2019 at 1:03 am Hudson Henry replied:

      Nice work! It’s so crazy to have to turn around big shoots so fast. I know how that is.

  10. On May 31, 2019 at 5:35 am Gie Vannoten wrote:

    Wow. This is what I needed. I’ve seen it several times. Now I’m looking forward to practice.
    Thank you

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