Dave Black

Dave Black

For over 30 years Dave Black’s work has centered on the sports industry, working with publications such as Sports Illustrated, Time, and Newsweek, covering events like the Masters, Kentucky Derby, National Football League, NASCAR, and the Olympics. Dave is also known for his creative and artistic technique of Lightpainting. He was also named one of Nikon’s “Legends Behind the Lens” photographers.

Join Dave Black as he draws on his 38 years of experience photographing sports action all over the world to teach you about the specific gear you’ll want to use for each sport. From the big games like football and soccer to the individual sports like golf and gymnastics, Dave has covered it all. With each sport, Dave not only explains the gear he uses, but shares his advice on how to best use that equipment. Dave starts out the class with a look at the settings he uses to optimize capturing sports and action, and then takes you through each sport one-by-one.

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Join Dave Black as he draws on his 38 years of experience photographing sports action all over the world to teach you about the specific gear you’ll want to use for each sport. From the big games like football and soccer to the individual sports like golf and gymnastics, Dave has covered it all. With each sport, Dave not only explains the gear he uses, but shares his advice on how to best use that equipment. Dave starts out the class with a look at the settings he uses to optimize capturing sports and action, and then takes you through each sport one-by-one.

You may know Dave Black for his 30 plus years of award winning sports photography in such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award winning TV show Sports Century on ESPN. Dave has covered everything from the NFL, NASCAR, The Masters to 12 Olympic Games. He has one of the most inspiring stories to tell and that’s exactly what he did when he sat down with Kalebra Kelby for his personal side interview. Hear from Dave about his early athletic pursuits as a gymnast and what lead him into sports photography and beyond. Dave has a wealth of wit, wisdom and insight that he shares, along with what inspires and drives him as he continues to pursue his passion for photography.

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You may know Dave Black for his 30 plus years of award winning sports photography in such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award winning TV show Sports Century on ESPN. Dave has covered everything from the NFL, NASCAR, The Masters to 12 Olympic Games. He has one of the most inspiring stories to tell and that’s exactly what he did when he sat down with Kalebra Kelby for his personal side interview. Hear from Dave about his early athletic pursuits as a gymnast and what lead him into sports photography and beyond. Dave has a wealth of wit, wisdom and insight that he shares, along with what inspires and drives him as he continues to pursue his passion for photography.

Join Dave Black and Scott Kelby on the field of a high school football game and learn how to shoot high school football like a pro. Building on their previous high school football class, Dave shares his tips on choosing the right gear, the camera settings you’ll want to use, and his process for deciding his field positioning for shooting the game. You’ve got to be patient, and you’ve got to be ready to photograph everything from the pre-game huddle to the game play to the interactions on the sidelines. Dave and Scott have a great rapport, and throughout the game Scott asks Dave questions to delve deeper, and even shares his own tips from shooting professional football. You’ve got a front row seat to watching Dave in action and learn how he approaches covering an entire game.

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Join Dave Black and Scott Kelby on the field of a high school football game and learn how to shoot high school football like a pro. Building on their previous high school football class, Dave shares his tips on choosing the right gear, the camera settings you’ll want to use, and his process for deciding his field positioning for shooting the game. You’ve got to be patient, and you’ve got to be ready to photograph everything from the pre-game huddle to the game play to the interactions on the sidelines. Dave and Scott have a great rapport, and throughout the game Scott asks Dave questions to delve deeper, and even shares his own tips from shooting professional football. You’ve got a front row seat to watching Dave in action and learn how he approaches covering an entire game.

Dave Black is back! Join Dave for some lightpainting under the stars in Mono Lake and Bodie Ghost Town. Dave starts off with a walk through of all the gear needed for lightpainting before taking us through the importance of a site survey. Over the course of six different shoots in a variety of locations Dave shares all of the steps and settings needed to create stunning lightpainted starscapes. Each lesson is packed with tips, tricks, and lessons learned from Dave’s decades of experience. Dave is a master teacher, and his love for creating these photographs is truly infectious.

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Dave Black is back! Join Dave for some lightpainting under the stars in Mono Lake and Bodie Ghost Town. Dave starts off with a walk through of all the gear needed for lightpainting before taking us through the importance of a site survey. Over the course of six different shoots in a variety of locations Dave shares all of the steps and settings needed to create stunning lightpainted starscapes. Each lesson is packed with tips, tricks, and lessons learned from Dave’s decades of experience. Dave is a master teacher, and his love for creating these photographs is truly infectious.

Heads up sports fans! Join legendary sports photographer Dave Black as he takes you through his approach and process for covering baseball and volleyball. Dave explains all of the types of gear he uses for each sport, then walks through his approach for getting on site early to capture details and candids, as well as setting up remote cameras, and all of the possible scenarios you might encounter as the action unfolds. Dave digs deep from his decade's worth of experience to share his tips and techniques for helping you get in the right position, with the right gear and the right settings, to get the shot you need.

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Heads up sports fans! Join legendary sports photographer Dave Black as he takes you through his approach and process for covering baseball and volleyball. Dave explains all of the types of gear he uses for each sport, then walks through his approach for getting on site early to capture details and candids, as well as setting up remote cameras, and all of the possible scenarios you might encounter as the action unfolds. Dave digs deep from his decade's worth of experience to share his tips and techniques for helping you get in the right position, with the right gear and the right settings, to get the shot you need.

Scott Kelby is joined by legendary Olympic sports photographer Dave Black for an experience designed to help you improve your sports action photography. Over the course of Dave's 30 year career as a sports photographer he has photographed 12 Olympic events for Newsweek. Dave knows what it takes to create dynamic sports action photos that stand out and make you saw wow! Through a combination of sharing photographs and stories from Dave's career plus in-depth critiques of viewer submitted photographs, Dave shares a host of insight, pro-level tips, and strategies intended to help you take your sports photography to the next level.

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Scott Kelby is joined by legendary Olympic sports photographer Dave Black for an experience designed to help you improve your sports action photography. Over the course of Dave's 30 year career as a sports photographer he has photographed 12 Olympic events for Newsweek. Dave knows what it takes to create dynamic sports action photos that stand out and make you saw wow! Through a combination of sharing photographs and stories from Dave's career plus in-depth critiques of viewer submitted photographs, Dave shares a host of insight, pro-level tips, and strategies intended to help you take your sports photography to the next level.

Take your sports action photography to the next level with lighting! When you control the lighting you will set your work far apart from the rest of the pack. Join veteran sports photographer Dave Black as he takes you through three different action sports scenarios using a different lighting setup in each location. From speedlights to the Elinchrom Quadra and Ranger systems, you'll learn about all of the gear Dave uses, the camera settings needed to freeze fast action, how to use zone focusing to get tack sharp results, how to work with your subjects to keep everyone safe during the shoot, and so much more!

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Take your sports action photography to the next level with lighting! When you control the lighting you will set your work far apart from the rest of the pack. Join veteran sports photographer Dave Black as he takes you through three different action sports scenarios using a different lighting setup in each location. From speedlights to the Elinchrom Quadra and Ranger systems, you'll learn about all of the gear Dave uses, the camera settings needed to freeze fast action, how to use zone focusing to get tack sharp results, how to work with your subjects to keep everyone safe during the shoot, and so much more!

Join Mia McCormick for an inspirational conversation with Dave Black, a world renowned sports photographer with over 30 years of experience. Over the course of an hour Dave and Mia discuss topics that range from getting started in photography to overcoming challenges, from the importance of thinking differently to how to develop your own unique style, and so much more!

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Join Mia McCormick for an inspirational conversation with Dave Black, a world renowned sports photographer with over 30 years of experience. Over the course of an hour Dave and Mia discuss topics that range from getting started in photography to overcoming challenges, from the importance of thinking differently to how to develop your own unique style, and so much more!

Dave's love of sports combined with his love of photography and his ability to continually improve his game has fueled a career that spans three decades and sports coverage all around the world. Over the course of an hour Dave shares stories, advice, and practical tips on topics that range from how to embrace the transitions that will happen in your career to how to keep raising the bar on yourself to remain competitive, and from choosing your gear to challenging yourself to find ways to produce a different kind of picture.

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Dave's love of sports combined with his love of photography and his ability to continually improve his game has fueled a career that spans three decades and sports coverage all around the world. Over the course of an hour Dave shares stories, advice, and practical tips on topics that range from how to embrace the transitions that will happen in your career to how to keep raising the bar on yourself to remain competitive, and from choosing your gear to challenging yourself to find ways to produce a different kind of picture.

Dave gets up early to document everything that happens in the course of a day at a working racetrack, while sharing tips and tricks he's learned over a career that spans 30 years. You'll learn about all the gear he uses, how to set up a remote camera, the importance of choosing the background in each of your shots, why you should focus on the small details as much as the wider panorama to help tell the story, and so much more!

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Dave gets up early to document everything that happens in the course of a day at a working racetrack, while sharing tips and tricks he's learned over a career that spans 30 years. You'll learn about all the gear he uses, how to set up a remote camera, the importance of choosing the background in each of your shots, why you should focus on the small details as much as the wider panorama to help tell the story, and so much more!

In the third segment of his popular Lightpainting series, Dave Black is out on location in the amazing Grand Teton National Park. Learn how to lightpaint entire landscapes that can include everything from man-made structures to flowing waterways and majestic vistas! Dave teaches you about the gear that you'll need, how to find the optimal camera settings for your situation, the importance of doing a daytime site survey, and all along the way he shares tips and tricks that he has learned from over a decade of lightpainting.

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In the third segment of his popular Lightpainting series, Dave Black is out on location in the amazing Grand Teton National Park. Learn how to lightpaint entire landscapes that can include everything from man-made structures to flowing waterways and majestic vistas! Dave teaches you about the gear that you'll need, how to find the optimal camera settings for your situation, the importance of doing a daytime site survey, and all along the way he shares tips and tricks that he has learned from over a decade of lightpainting.

Scott Kelby and Dave Black, commercial sports photographer, tag team photographing a high school football game. They cover everything from choosing ISO, white balance, shutter speed, and the right gear for the job. They’ll be right in the action following players down the field while they discuss different styles of shooting depending on your client (a school’s sports information department, magazine, wire service). You’ll learn the tips and techniques on how to capture the jaw-dropping action shots for the job.

This class is perfect for a beginner or intermediate photographer looking to get into sports photography.

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Scott Kelby and Dave Black, commercial sports photographer, tag team photographing a high school football game. They cover everything from choosing ISO, white balance, shutter speed, and the right gear for the job. They’ll be right in the action following players down the field while they discuss different styles of shooting depending on your client (a school’s sports information department, magazine, wire service). You’ll learn the tips and techniques on how to capture the jaw-dropping action shots for the job.

This class is perfect for a beginner or intermediate photographer looking to get into sports photography.

Dave Black follows up his popular lightpainting class, Painting With Light: A Unique Approach, with 8 new lessons on how to lightpaint live models. He'll show you all the gear you need and all the steps required to create lightpainted photographs that are truly out of this world. Lightpainting posed models comes with its own unique challenges and Dave teaches you how to keep your models engaged and comfortable so you can avoid common mistakes and go on to create stunning one of a kind photographs.

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Dave Black follows up his popular lightpainting class, Painting With Light: A Unique Approach, with 8 new lessons on how to lightpaint live models. He'll show you all the gear you need and all the steps required to create lightpainted photographs that are truly out of this world. Lightpainting posed models comes with its own unique challenges and Dave teaches you how to keep your models engaged and comfortable so you can avoid common mistakes and go on to create stunning one of a kind photographs.

Professional photographer Dave Black walks you through his techniques for a light painting - a photograph taken with a timed exposure using a mobile, constant light source to illuminate the scene. He shows you the basics with timed exposure and focus settings for your camera as well as what type of flashlight to use for each scene. In addition, you'll learn some common light painting errors and how to prevent and/or correct them.

This class is perfect for anyone interested in learning to paint with light.

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Professional photographer Dave Black walks you through his techniques for a light painting - a photograph taken with a timed exposure using a mobile, constant light source to illuminate the scene. He shows you the basics with timed exposure and focus settings for your camera as well as what type of flashlight to use for each scene. In addition, you'll learn some common light painting errors and how to prevent and/or correct them.

This class is perfect for anyone interested in learning to paint with light.

He wowed the crowd at Photoshop World Orlando '11 with his incredible skills and passion for photography. Now, Dave Black is bringing that passion and skill to KelbyTraining.com with his debut class! In Action Sports Flash Photography, Dave uses his Nikon Speedlights and DSLR to create the kind of stylized sports portraits that you normally see in feature articles, programs and magazine covers - and he shows you how to do it too. In this class, you'll learn how to capture action sports, in varying degrees of action from track and field to motocross, with high-speed sync and fast action shutter speeds. You'll also learn what equipment and settings work best for each progressive action sports situation; but most of all, you'll learn that while you may not have the exact same kind of equipment Dave does, it won't matter half as much as you think as long as you share his exuberance and desire to take an amazing picture.

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He wowed the crowd at Photoshop World Orlando '11 with his incredible skills and passion for photography. Now, Dave Black is bringing that passion and skill to KelbyTraining.com with his debut class! In Action Sports Flash Photography, Dave uses his Nikon Speedlights and DSLR to create the kind of stylized sports portraits that you normally see in feature articles, programs and magazine covers - and he shows you how to do it too. In this class, you'll learn how to capture action sports, in varying degrees of action from track and field to motocross, with high-speed sync and fast action shutter speeds. You'll also learn what equipment and settings work best for each progressive action sports situation; but most of all, you'll learn that while you may not have the exact same kind of equipment Dave does, it won't matter half as much as you think as long as you share his exuberance and desire to take an amazing picture.