Capital Photography Center | Photography Classes in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia

Action and Sports Photography

Action and Sports Photography

Join Instructor Michael Koren and learn how to capture the peak excitement and emotions while taking pictures during a youth soccer game. Similar to pro athletes, youth sports participants put forth the same effort, and experience the same emotions on the field of play.

The skills you’ll learn to shoot compelling action and sports photos can be used on vacation, during family events, holidays or just about any picture taking opportunity where you want to capture action and excitement.

First, we will cover the basics including composition, focus, exposure and ISO settings as well as general action photography best practices.

Then we will go to a sports field for hands-on practice photographing game time soccer. During this shooting session Michael will be providing help and feedback.

Topics Include:

  • Controlling exposure
  • Focus settings and selecting focus points
  • ISO settings
  • Burst modes
  • And more

Recommended Equipment:

  • A DSLR or mirrorless camera with lenses in the range of 50mm to 300mm
  • Monopod (if you have one)
  • Extra battery
  • Plenty of memory 

Class limit: 10

What People Are Saying About Michael

"He is excellent with adult learners — great deal of patience, humor, and kindness. I would love to take another class with him!" 

"Michael is fantastic. So articulate, instructive, and patient!! We all were saying at the end of the class how amazing the afternoon had been!"

"I was blown away by the class!!! Much more then I expected it to be! I can’t wait to take more! I loved the way he explained things and the order he did stuff in made lots of sense. You can tell he is a seasoned teacher, and an experienced photographer who also loves it! Can’t wait to squeeze more of his classes into my schedule...."

Instructor: Michael Koren

Michael Koren

Michael Koren is a free-lance sports and event photographer in the Washington/Baltimore metro area specializing in youth sports game-time action and team portraits.  Prior to this Michael worked professionally shooting model portfolios, corporate portraits, product photography for catalogs, and client advertising campaigns.

Michael’s passion for photography is shared through his skill as a photography educator.  Michael teaches classes at Montgomery College on a variety of photographic topics from mobile photography to street photography. Additionally, he has served as President and Education Chair of the Silver Spring Camera Club in Maryland.  He has led numerous seminars and workshops for the Camera Club, Ritz Camera, Calumet and the former Washington School of Photography with topics ranging from beginner photography to hands-on advanced level workshops and classes.

Visit Michael’s website to learn more.

Michael teaches the following classes for Captial Photogaphy Center

Mobile Phone Photography

Street Photography

Action and Sports Photography

Date: June 09 2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM




4620 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

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Cancellation Policy:

  • A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.
  • If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 5 business days or less, no refund or credit will be given.
  • Requests to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee provided notice is given more than 5 business days prior to the class. If request to reschedule is given less than business 5 days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.
  • If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.