2017, April 19, 730-900: Sports From The Sidelines

Join Mike Sheras and learn how to capture the fast pace of soccer (or any field sport for that matter) shooting on the sidelines at the Loudoun Soccer club.

Mike brings his experience as a sports photographer covering Super Bowls, World Series, golf championships and more. Regardless of your camera brand, Mike has a wealth of knowledge and is looking forward to sharing his insights and tips for better sports photography at the class.

We’ll review camera and exposure settings for capturing fast action sports, lighting challenges, tips on framing the shot and more! 

Have fun photographing this exciting fast paced sport and improve your skills. Whether your goal is to capture your child playing or to improve your sports photography, this session will help you develop the skills you need.

Prerequisite – Participants should have taken the DSLR Photography Basics class or have some familiarity with the manual exposure settings; ISO, Shutter and Aperture. We will not be able to introduce these topics at this class.

Class Limit: 8

Instructor: Mike Sheras

Michael Sheras was a Senior Professional Markets Rep. for Canon USA (based in Washington DC) since the introduction of the EOS camera system in 1987. After 28 years with Canon, he recently retired and is currently pursuing his own personal work, which includes photographing events professionally, lecturing to various local camera related groups and doing shows and events on a freelance basis for Canon USA.

Michael grew up in Chicago and, after attending the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois Law School, he decided to pursue a career in photography rather than the law and moved to Los Angeles. There he ran his own studio in Santa Monica and worked with several other camera companies as a trainer and professional marketing rep. He was also an Editor of Petersen’s PhotoGrapic magazine and during that period he started his love affair with Yosemite National Park.

“The best thing I ever did in my photographic career, ”Michael said, “was to become a student and workshop assistant for the great photographer, Ansel Adams. Ansel taught me a love of the landscape and the craft of landscape photography.”

He has worked as a member of Canon Professional Services serving the needs of the professional photographic community (and as a photographer) at 13 political conventions, 7 Presidential Inaugurations, 5 Superbowls, 2 baseball World Series, 2 baseball all star games, the 1996 Summer Olympics, the 2002 Winter Olympics, the 1994 and 1998 World Cup Soccer finals, US Open Golf, US Open Tennis, and auto races in the Indy Car, Rolex, Tudor, NASCAR and Formula One racing series in both the United States and Canada.

He has taught many courses and workshops during his career and continues to do so currently. He is one of the founders of the Look 3 Photographic Festival in Charlottesville, VA.