Sep 142019
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Game Changers: A Sports Photography Workshop

Spend time on the basketball courts and soccer fields improving your action shots with hands-on techniques used by top sports photographers!

Presenters: Elsa Garrison

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

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Presented by:

  • Photoville

In this interactive workshop led by Getty Images staff photographer Elsa Garrison, participants will venture out into the world with experienced sports and action photographers to learn how to capture classic moments, and get great shots of constantly moving subjects.

Improve your sports photography by learning techniques used by top sports photographers to capture peak action and images with emotion. Learn technical aspects such as lens choice, using ambient light, backgrounds, and shutter/f-stop combos.

This is a BYOC (bring-your-own-camera) workshop that will meet for an intro and slideshow session in the Photoville Workshop Area, before heading out for a live, guided shooting session in-and-around Photoville. The workshop also includes an optional wrap-up session and casual group critique, where students can share their work and ideas, and get feedback from instructors and workshop peers.

Presenter Bios

  • Elsa Garrison

    Elsa Garrison

    Elsa Garrison is a staff photographer with Getty Images who began her career with AllSport in 1996, in Los Angeles. She is regularly assigned to cover events such as the World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals, the Summer Olympic Games, and the Winter Olympic games, to name a few. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband John and their adorable dog, Daisy.


  • Photoville


    Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which we are always striving for, by ensuring that the artists we exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race.

    In pursuit of its mission, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions.

    By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, we join the cause of nurturing a new lens of representation.

    Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.

    For more information about Photoville visit,

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