Shoot Field Sports with Nikon Pro Mike Corrado
Join KSP for an intensive, hands on workshop on sports photography. Mike Corrado, Manager of Nikon Professional Services and professional photographer, will lead participants through a day in the life of a sports shooter. Participants will begin the day in the field with a real world shooting session featuring the best of Nikon Cameras and NIKKOR lenses. Mike, and Nikon’s Jeff Mitchell will be available for hands on coaching to make sure you get the shot. After a break for lunch we will join Mike Corrado for a classroom session on sports photography and image review. Mike will review participant images as time allows.
9:00AM – 9:45AM Equipment pick up at Keeble & Shuchat
10:00AM – 12:00PM Field Sports Clinic with Mike Corrado
Mike will prep us with a quick chalk talk, answer your equipment questions, and get you shooting. Mike and Jeff will work with the participants, coaching as needed, and providing actionable tips and advice.
- Shoot with the best of Nikon Cameras and NIKKOR lenses
- Hands on coaching from a seasoned pro
After a break for lunch Mike will present a follow up classroom session
1:30PM – 3:30PM Sports Photography Concepts and Image Review
Sports photographers face many challenges as they try to make unique images with impact at sporting events. Mike will explain how he addresses these challenges and provide pro tips and techniques the will take your sports photography to the next level. He will review (if you wish) your images from the shoot as time allows and show how you can apply his concepts to your photography. Mike will provide insight on how to capture both the action and the emotion and utilize the powerful storytelling moments they provide.
- Prepping for the shoot and understanding the venue
- Choosing the right camera and lens for the shoot
- Controlling the frame from the foreground to the background
- Anticipating the action and staying one step ahead of it
- Looking for power images in and around the action
- Seeing and understanding the direction, color, and quality of light
Mike Corrado, has been a photographer and visual artist for over 35 years and recently celebrated his 29th anniversary with Nikon USA. As the Manager of Nikon Professional Services- Pro Relations and Product Marketing, Mike’s extensive career has included time as a Nikon School instructor, Pro Markets Technical Representative and Sr. Product Manager for digital SLR cameras.
Mike has had the great fortune of training, working with, and shooting for some of the world’s greatest photographers including astronauts from NASA, while contributing his own still images and video capture globally within Nikon for product promotion, educational materials, product brochures and Nikon’s USA web site. Several Nikon education DVDs that Mike has produced have won top industry honors and, “A Hands-on Guide to Creative Lighting” reached record sales within weeks of hitting the market and remains Nikon’s greatest selling DVD of all time. Mike is also a contributing writer and photographer for Nikon World Magazine.
Nikon has given Mike the opportunity to travel around the world to amazing locations including Japan, Germany, South Africa, and Vietnam. Assignments have taken him to several Super Bowls, World Series and Indy 500 races. He has covered the Kentucky Derby for 14 of 16 years, worked with the New York Mets, New York Jets and other professional sports teams.
Mike has spent the last several years working on his rock and roll portfolio “Rock Works” as a house photographer for Live Nation at Long Island’s Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. He has had access to shooting several thousands of performances and over 500 popular bands including: the Police, Aerosmith, the Dave Matthew’s Band, Carlos Santana, Sting, Nickelback, Shinedown, KISS and more. Mike’s latest personal project, “Drumer Love”, takes on the challenge of capturing dynamic images of the toughest member of any band to shoot, the drummer. His unique remote camera setups on the drum kits of some of the world’s most famous drummers including: Daniel Adair of Nickelback, Barry Kerch of Shinedown, Greg Upchurch of 3 Doors Down, and, most recently, Tommy Lee of Motely Crue continue to get national acclaim and recognition within the music industry
Giving back is what it’s all about and Mike has extended his hand to donate his time and photography to amazing charitable organizations that make a huge difference in the lives of those in need including: the Ronald McDonald House on Long Island, Alicia Keys’ Keep A Child Alive organization, and animal rescue throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
“Addicted. Blessed. Lucky. I am completely connected with seeing and capturing photographs and unique moments every single day. I’m excited to be a part of this business, working for one of the greatest technological leaders in photography today and working with the best shooters on this amazing planet. I’m even luckier to be able to give back by teaching, mentoring and shooting for some remarkable charities. I’m enamored with light, watching it, studying it as it’s moving and changing constantly. Recognizing the power, natural beauty and quality of light is one of the first steps towards becoming a more accomplished photographer. The next step is to learn how to make stunning light when it doesn’t exist. It is critical that photographers learn the craft and realize that the learning process never ends. That’s the coolest part!”
Shoot Field Sports with Photographer Mike Corrado 11/1/14 9:00 AM. Meet at Keeble & Shuchat Photography, 290 South California Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94306
Also, please join us on November 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM for Mike’s Lecture.