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Upcoming Classes in

May and June

For more information email:
or contact Victoria – (516) 762-3056
Underwater Photography
“From Snorkeling to Scuba Diving” – $50

This Thursday, May 19th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

in Syosset.  Instructor: Keith Ibsen

Digital 101 for DSLR Cameras – Class Full This Saturday, May 21st, 12:30pm-2:30pm in Syosset 


Digital 102 for DSLR Cameras – $50  

This Saturday, May 21st, 3:30pm-5:30pm in Syosset    

This class picks up where the Digital Beginner 101 DSLR Class left off.  Instructor: Dan Neri    For more info or to Register Online
Lumedyne Lighting Workshop at Planting Fields Arboretum – $120 

This Tuesday, May 24th, 9am-5pm   Meet at Syosset Store at 9am

Advanced Lumedyne lighting workshop using live professional models. Instructor: Lumedyne owner / pro wedding photographer, DJ LaDez  Price does not include $8 parking fee  For more info or to Register Online

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Four Week Course – $140 

Wednesdays, May 25th, June 1st, 8th and 15th in Syosset  

Morning Sessions: 10:30am-12:30pm

Evening Sessions: 6:30pm-8:30pm

This class spans a total of 8 hours over the course of four weeks and is geared to give you an all around understanding of Adobe Photoshop CS5.   Instructor: Yvonne Berger

Register Online – Morning Session           Register Online – Evening Session

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Whether you want to turn a hobby into a profession, or just get good clear shots of your friends or family out playing on the field, there are some important things to keep in mind when photographing sporting events.

  1. Know your equipment. Your point and shoot camera might take great portraits or landscape photos, but the best camera for sports photography has two basic needs, which these cameras often lack – speed, and the ability to zoom in close.
  2. A big part of sports photography is being able to anticipate the action. One thing that can help is a camera with the ability to take three or more shots per second, in quick succession. Many DSLR models have this feature, even at the lower end of the price spectrum. The lens also needs to be able to focus quickly, or else all you’ll end up with is a series of blurry, unfocused shots.
  3. Taking pictures from the stands or bleachers means you’ll need a powerful zoom, to be able to get in close to the players and capture the action. A good rule of thumb is this: for every 10 yards of distance, filling the frame with the average-sized human requires 100mm in lens. So a 200mm lens will more or less fill a vertical photo with a human figure from 20 yards away. Whenever possible, it will help immensely to get out of the stands and onto the sidelines, or in the case of a sport like basketball, as low to the court as possible.
  4. Know what to shoot. Generally, people want to see the emotion on the players’ faces. This can be more difficult in a sport like football where the players’ faces are obscured by helmets, but even still, their body language can be very expressive and make for dramatic photos in instances where you can’t get a clear view of a player’s face.

Sports Photography Tips

Check out the full article on sports photography, and read tons more tips on how to utilize your camera, what types of shots to look for, and how to perfectly capture an action-packed shot.

Looking for a camera recommendation for sports photography? We’d recommend the Canon Powershot G11 for a beginner, a Canon EOS 50D for an intermediate photographer, and for an advanced user, the Nikon D3s.

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