• Capture the Action
    June 15, 2020
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • The Emotion of Sports
    June 22, 2020
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Chasing Records ... Four GOATs
    June 29, 2020
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • VIP TICKET Portfolio Review
    June 15, 2020 - June 29, 2020
    12:10 pm - 1:10 pm
  • All 3 Classes
    June 19, 2020
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
Sports Photography with Robert Beck

About this Event


Monday June 15, 4 PM Pacific Daylight Time

  • How to create more interesting sports imagery!
  • Real world tips for capturing dramatic photos from little leagues to the big leagues.
  • Add the element of design to your action photography


Monday, June 22, 4 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Learn the preparation that goes into a quick but engaging sports portrait. Robert Beck receives assignments where he is told he has 5-10 minutes with his subject. Find out how he makes that sliver of time work and learn some secret sauce lighting tips.

Learn to capture the personality of your favorite athlete.

How to prep and build a superb shot with Beck’s famous five minute portrait.


Monday June 29, 4 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Sports Illustrated Photographer Robert Beck has chased some of the greatest athletes of all time.

Listen to the tales behind photographing three record breakers as they etch their names into the history books and the story behind his most famous image.

Robert will talk about what it took to cover Wayne Gretzky and goal #802, Barry Bonds and homer #756, Usain Bolt prepping for the Olympics and Robert’s image of Brandi Chastain clinching the 1999 Women’s World Cup for Team USA.

About Robert Beck

Robert Beck has become one of the most respected sports photographers in the industry today. Working for Sports Illustrated for over three decades, he has shot many of the world’s greatest athletes and captured top sporting events, including the Masters, the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Finals and the Olympics. He is currently based in Carlsbad, California.

In October of 1986 Robert Beck went to Hawaii to shoot the Ironman Triathlon for a small sports stock agency with nothing but his camera gear and an airline ticket. He slept on a friend’s floor the first night after hitchhiking into town from the airport. There were no hotel rooms available. No rental cars. After checking in with the media center the day before the event and found out Sports Illustrated had “hired” him to shoot the race. Robert came out of the assignment with a double truck table of contents picture for Sports Illustrated. The image became one of Life Magazine’s Pictures of the Decade. That was Robert Beck’s first assignment for SI.

Over thirty years later Robert Beck is still shooting sports, twenty of them as a staffer for Sports Illustrated where over 175 of his images have graced SI branded covers. During that time Beck has covered Gretzky and Bonds as they set lofty individual records. Beck has shot the Red Sox breaking curses, Kings winning crowns and a Tiger being chased by everyone. Robert has had sittings with Peyton, Kobe, Shaq, The Flying Tomato, Tony Hawk, Magic, Floyd, Misty, Usain, Kersh, Neymar, Pele, Kelly, Steph, Montana and Michael (the swimming one) to name a few. World Series…check. NBA and Stanley Cup Finals…check. Super Bowls and BCS Championships…check. Final Four…check. Golf majors? Check to over 75 of them. Robert has also ventured to Beijing, Atlanta, London, Rio, Vancouver and Sochi to capture the emotion, color, pageantry and action that are the Olympic Games.

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