Online Learning

Mike's Camera is very excited to host Nikon Ambassador and world-renowned photographer Dave Black for a 3-part Masterclass this October!

Join us for 3 sessions over 3 weeks, where Dave will discuss:

1) Game Day: A Shooter's Guide for Sports Photographers (Saturday 10/10)

2) Action Images with High-Speed Sync Flash (Saturday 10/17)

3) Lightpainting Essentials (Saturday 10/24)

You may purchase tickets to the three classes individually, or save $58 by registering for All-Access!

Click Here to Register for All-Access!

Game Day: A Shooter's Guide for Sports Photographers

Saturday October 10, 2020: 11:00am-1:00pm Mountain Time (10:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time)

This Presentation with Q&A will teach attendees “Game Day Strategies” and Gear used for capturing a variety of SPORTS and Action imagery for Editorial & Commercial clients, Senior Portraits, Youth Teams, High School and College, and Pro Teams for.

Learn How to:

-Photograph SPORTS the way Professionals do.

-Camera Settings and WB for Night Games and Indoor Gymnasiums.

-Remote Cameras Make You More Valuable in the Industry.

-Tips and to help photographers acquire PHOTO Credentials for High School, College and Professional Sports.

-Live Q&A will be a Key Component during this Presentation.

Click Here to Register for This Class Only

Game Day - Photo by Nikon Ambassador Dave Black

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Action Images with High-Speed Sync Flash

Saturday October 17, 2020: 11:00am-1:00pm Mountain Time (10:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time)

This Step-by-Step Presentation will illustrate how to capture dramatic Sports Action with High Speed Sync Flash systems using Radio Control Speedlights and Sport Strobe systems. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the thought process and gear used to capture simple-to-complex sports action lighting scenarios applicable for today’s Sports and Action photographer.

Topics will Include:

-Why High Speed Sync FLASH is Essential for Today’s SPORTS Photographer to succeed in the photography market place.

-Lighting Set-ups for a variety of SPORTS and Action Scenarios.

-Gear Recommendations (from Speedlights and Strobes to Light Modifiers and Hardware)

-Live Q&A will be a Key Component of the Presentation Time.

Action with High-Speed Sync Flash - Photo by Nikon Ambassador Dave Black

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Lightpainting Essentials

Saturday October 24, 2020: 11:00am-1:00pm Mountain Time (10:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time)

This Step-by-Step Instructional presentation will teach the artistic lighting technique of Lightpainting. Lightpainting combines long exposure times with illumination from mobile light sources to create an extremely unique photograph. This highly creative lighting technique is applicable for every photographic genre and is the Gateway to more Styles of Creative Lighting.

Topics will include:

-Lightpainting small Still-Life subjects in Your Home or Studio.

-How to Lightpaint and Direct the LIVE model for Portraits.

-Lightpainting Large-Scale Landscapes with Milky Way Above.

-Recommended Gear (from Hardware to Flashlights and Spotlights)

-Live Q&A will be a Key Component during this Presentation.

Lightpainting - Photo by Nikon Ambassador Dave Black

All-Access Pass (All 3 sessions included)

Saturday October 10, 2020: 11:00am-1:00pm MDT

Saturday October 17, 2020: 11:00am-1:00pm MDT

Saturday October 24, 2020: 11:00am-1:00pm MDT

Tuition: $149.00

Click Here to Register for All-Access!

Individual Sessions:

(Do not purchase these if you already purchased an All-Access Pass)

Game Day: A Shooter's Guide for Sports Photographers

Saturday October 10, 2020: 11:00am-1:00pm MDT

Tuition: $69.00

Click Here to Register for "Game Day: A Shooter's Guide for Sports Photographers" ONLY

Action Images with High-Speed Sync Flash

Saturday October 17, 2020: 11:00am-1:00pm MDT

Tuition: $69.00

Click Here to Register for "Action Images with High-Speed Sync Flash" ONLY

Lightpainting Essentials

Saturday October 24, 2020: 11:00am-1:00pm MDT

Tuition: $69.00

Click Here to Register for "Lightpainting Essentials" Only

Please note, all times are in Mountain Daylight Time.

See the comparison chart below to find to your time zone.

Pacific: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Mountain: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Central: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Eastern: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

About Your Instructor:

Dave Black

As a freelance photographer for 40 years Dave’s work has primarily centered on the SPORTS and Action industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award winning TV show Sports Century on ESPN. The list of event coverage includes the Masters, Kentucky Derby, National Football League, NASCAR and extensive work regarding the United States Olympic Committee, Olympic athletes and coverage of 12 Olympic Games.

Known for his Creative use of Speedlights and in particular with the artistic technique of Lightpainting, Dave’s portfolio continues to broaden into the commercial and advertising industry, and with specialized lighting projects including work for the National Geographic and their book Where Valor Rests, Arlington National Cemetery.

To see Dave’s portfolio images and learn more about photography visit his website: www.daveblackphotography.com

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