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Essential Gear for Sports Photography
Bill Frakes
with Bill Frakes
Sports Illustrated staff photographer of over twenty years, Bill Frakes opens up his gear bag in this exclusive class. Bill discloses his best performing cameras, lenses, ... READ MORE
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Essential Gear for Sports Photography
lessons: 6 Course Lessons
duration: 50min
published: 2012
watched: 864 Member Views
Essential Gear for Sports Photography
with Bill Frakes
<em>Sports Illustrated</em> staff photographer of over twenty years, Bill Frakes opens up his gear bag in this exclusive class. Bill discloses his best performing cameras, lenses, accessories and lighting equipment, while he reveals the best set-ups for specific situations. Always be prepared, save money and achieve jaw-dropping precision sports photography with this very special inside track! BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Camera Overview (free course preview)

Bill reviews his cameras of choice, the performance of each, and the features and benefits to look for in any make or model.

8min, 34sec
lesson 2: Fundamental Lenses

Bill gets into greater detail with a review of over twenty different lenses, offering his favorites for various shots. He discusses the best value lenses, pound-for-pound, for fast action, field of view, focal length and more.

11min, 27sec
lesson 3: Vital Accessories

Dig into Bill's daily accesory case and see why he's prepared for any situation. View it all from shock absorbers, clamps and modified cables to jumpers, ballheads, and gloves.

10min, 7sec
lesson 4: Essential Lighting

When it comes to small camera flash, precision is your friend. Catch peak action and motion with Bill's essential list of small strobes, smart cords, diffusers, meters, transmitters, gel kits and more.

6min, 9sec
lesson 5: Multiple Remote Cameras

Bill discusses multiple remote camera set-ups ideally used for indoor sports, track and field, horse racing and swimming. He reviews, step by step, the equipment used for up to sixty remote cameras.

3min, 53sec
lesson 6: Situation Specific Set Ups

Bill wraps up this course with a core list of equipment to use for each major action sports situation depending on the shot, angle, and light levels citing examples of his work along the way.

9min, 44sec
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Bill Frakes
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World Famous Sports Illustrated Photographer
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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