Photographing the Making of an Athlete

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Bill has been photographing Cason for over 5 years as part of a long term documentary project. In that time Bill has documented Cason’s growth as a skater and as a person, and all the while refining and developing his own techniques as a photographer in this environment. Engaging with a subject in a long term project can enrich your photography and your life in ways you’ve never imagined. watch trailer | watch course

Lesson 1 : Introduction
Lesson 2 : Ollie Over Bill
Lesson 3 : Bring in the Strobe
Lesson 4 : In the Pool
Lesson 5 : The Snake Run
Lesson 6 : Portrait Session
Lesson 7 : Put the Shadow on the Wall
Lesson 8 : Board Slide
Lesson 9 : Tombstone
Lesson 10 : Progression
Lesson 11 : Conclusion

Bill Frakes | World Famous Sports Illustrated Photographer

Bill Frakes

Bill is a Sports Illustrated staff photographer with advertising clients including Apple, Nike, Manfrotto, CocaCola, Champion, Isleworth, Stryker, IBM, Nikon, Canon, Kodak, and Reebok. He was a member of the Miami Herald staff that won the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of Hurricane Andrew. He has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami, the University of Florida, and the University of Kansas.

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