1. Finding the Best Location

Instructor Robert Vanelli

1. Finding the Best Location
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How do you create sports portraits that capture the prowess and competitive spirits of athletes, young and old? Robert Vanelli shows how to light, shoot, and edit sports portraits with an edgy look.  You'll learn to use a portable studio setup that produces dramatic harsh lighting that can go right to the practice field. You'll also learn to stylize a shoot, integrating props like gear and team uniforms. He also shares tips for eliciting emotion from the athlete, and case studies from his experiences shooting cross-country runners and lacrosse players. The course wraps up with some post-processing techniques for portraits and action shots, as well as a trick for compositing images of individual players into a team shot with Lightroom Classic and Photoshop.


1. Finding the Best Location 2:29
2. Confirm Permissions 1:45
3. Staging the Equipment 1:55
4. Lighting & Designing the Shot 3:24
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Robert Vanelli
Robert Vanelli is a working photographer, educator and author living in Florida. ​ ​After a successful career as a three-time, Triple Crown Karate champion, Vanelli turned his attention to teaching the visual arts. As an experienced educator, Vanelli has created several photography and digital workflow programs including Click for Kids.​ ​Currently he is teaching workshops, writing for Photofocus and creating educational content for Skylum and for the Vanelli and Friends series.