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Dance Photography with Patrick Murphy-Racey
/May 04, 2017 | 5:30PM-7:30PM
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Dance Photography with Patrick Murphy-Racey

Dance Photography with Patrick Murphy-Racey

Dance Photography is one of the most challenging areas of photography and our dance workshops have always been very popular. This year we're running the workshop at Henry's Downtown in the evening. If you're interested in dance photography and always wanted to try the new Sony full-frame cameras, this workshop is for you.

Working with local dancers we hope to create some beautiful art at a studio setup at the camera store.

Great photography demands great lenses and Sony makes some of the greatest lenses on the market. This is a chance to try the greatest lenses on your Sony camera.

Sony Artisan Patrick Murphy-Racey will be leading this workshop. Patrick is a full-time sports photography and began shooting football for his high school yearbook on the South Side of Chicago. After getting a job on the staff of the Milwaukee Journal while still in school, Murphy-Racey began shooting the Milwaukee Brewers, the Green-Bay Packers, and all of the Marquette Basketball games on a weekly basis.

As he advanced in his career, he shot the Miami Dolphins, The Heat, and both Florida State University and the University of Florida games for the Palm Beach Post. Next, Patrick moved to Phoenix where he shot the Suns and the Cardinals.

In 1989, Murphy-Racey moved to Knoxville Tennessee to join the staff of the Knoxville News-Sentinel where he began shooting the University of Tennessee teams. In 1992, he quit newspapers to try to freelance for Sports Illustrated which was a long-time goal. By September of that year, he was working on a weekly basis for SI, shooting the NFL, NCAA football and basketball, swimming, horse racing, NASCAR, track & field, athlete portraits, and other assignments. Patrick has four covers of SI to date and has shot over 700 days for the magazine. Slam, Street & Smith’s, ESPN The Magazine, Sport, all called upon Patrick for assignments.

Along the way, he became a regular shooter for Upper Deck and covered the NFL, NBA, MLB, and Minor League Baseball for their card sets.

Named a Sony Artisan in 2014, Murphy-Racey now teaches, offers workshops, and helps with development of new product for Sony’s camera division. Bring your own Sony camera, extra memory cards and extra batteries, we'll have the lenses for you to use and Sony staff will be on hand to answer questions about your photography and help you create great images.

You don't have to own a Sony camera to attend this event but you do have to use one at the event, so Nikon and Canon users are invited. If you don't have a Sony camera to use, let me know and I'll arrange one for you.

Sony partnered with Profoto for this event and we'll be using Profoto flashes and light modifiers throughout the shoot. These are the top flashes in the world and a joy to use.

You don't have to own a Sony full-frame, we'll have one for you to use if you need it. This is open to photographers owning all brands of cameras, although you'll need shoot Sony this evening.

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