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Sports Photography Seminar with Jeff Jacobsen 8/4

sports10a.jpgWhat: Sports Photography Seminar with Jeff Jacobsen

When: Saturday August 4, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 12 pm
Instructor: Jeff Jacobsen
Wolfe's Classroom - Topeka
$30 per person

Please pay at the door.  Store opens at 9 AM.


Learn the secrets of creating better sports pictures and how to take sports images that capture the excitement of the event!

This session will focus on all sporting events, with techniques that will help improve any type of photography. Jeff will discuss ideas that will assist you in making better sports and action photos. His message will focus on the three key elements to good picture making that he thinks about every time he takes a picture.

sports11a.jpgTechniques Taught

  • How to set the correct exposure
  • Which lens do you use
  • Stopping action in low light
  • Taking pictures that tell the story

Topics that Jeff will discuss include:

  • Stopping action as the light goes down
  • Making your subject stand out from the crowd in mid-day shooting
  • Where should you sit or stand to get good photos
  • What lens should you be using?
  • Dealing with the frustrations of sports photography. Some special tools and accessories that help
  • Should I be using my electronic flash and how do I set it?
  • Planning the photos before you shoot
  • Using panning, selective focus and shutter speeds to capture the moment


Meet Jeff Jacobsen
For over forty years, photographer Jeff Jacobsen has been to practically every big event the sports world has to offer. From the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory in 1970, to the Tour de France, Big 12 Championship games and Women’s National Outdoor Track & Field Championship in Eugene, Oregon, Jacobsen has seen things up close that only a diehard sports fan could in their dreams.

Starting at The Topeka Capital-Journal as an 18-year-old, Jacobsen learned from famed photographer Rich Clarkson and shared photo duties with the remarkable, award-winning photographers that made the paper renowned for its photographic excellence.

Over the next several decades, Jacobsen found himself traveling all acrossthe country covering the biggest sporting events and winning his share of national awards. Jacobsen developed his own style of visual storytelling that has been called “the point where peak action, intense emotion and impeccable journalism cross paths.”

Jacobsen became the Capital-Journal Managing Editor of Photography from 1983 to 1996 and helped continue its run of national acclaim. During that time, Jacobsen helped the paper become one of the first in the country to embrace digital photography.

In 1997, Jacobsen turned his attention back to shooting for the University of Kansas’ Athletics Department and its 18 sports. As the Athletics Department’s first full-time photographer, Jacobsen has had a front-row seat photographing more high-profile sporting events in a single year than most people attend in their lifetimes. He is responsible for the photography display and photo galleries for

Jacobsen, who was born in Lincoln, Neb., attended Topeka High School. He graduated from Washburn in December of 1975. Jacobsen was named the 2013 Alumni Fellow for the College of Arts and Science at Washburn University.

“I have been blessed in my photography career and helped by so many,” Jacobsen said. “Just as Rich Clarkson enabled me to grow as a photographer and Kansas Athletics’ sports have honed my skills, my hope is that others can further develop their skills as I share the knowledge I have gained".