Game Changers: A Sports Photography Workshop

6 Aug 2018 2018 WORKSHOPS

Learn how to introduce complex ideas and provide structure to your photo projects while boosting your concept development skills in this interactive workshop, which includes a special tour of Photoville’s container exhibitions.

Game Changers: A Sports Photography Workshop

Featuring: Elsa Garrison, Julianne Varacchi

Saturday, September 15 | 2PM – 6PM 
Photoville Workshop Area

All workshops are FREE but require a $10 refundable deposit to reserve a space.

Please register here


In this interactive workshop led by Getty Images staff photographer Elsa Garrison and ESPN senior photo editor Julianne Varacchi, 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 the 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 introduction 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 work and ideas, and get feedback from instructors and workshop peers.


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


Julianne Varacchi is a senior photo editor at and ESPN The Magazine. Since 2007, she has helped ESPN manage photo coverage for Final Fours, Triple Crown Races, College Football National Championships and Super Bowls, as well as edit photo narratives, special features and daily assignments. She’s part of an editing team that has won accolades, including the 2017 EPPY Award for Best Photojournalism, 2017 Communication Arts Awards of Excellence, and the 2017 ELLIES for General Excellence in a magazine.