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March 9th Talk - Alonzo Adams

The Business of Sports Photography

Photographer Alonzo Adams gives some insight into his life and experiences photographing people and sports for the Associated Press, USA Today, and other photojournalistic outlets. Alonzo will describe his approach to photographing his subjects and the equipment used to get intriguing and interesting images in sometime not the best conditions.


Topics covered include equipment, best methods for working under less-than-desirable lighting conditions, cultural issues, conflict photography, and other elements that contribute to producing powerful portraits, regardless of where your work takes you.

About Alonzo Adams Since 2006, Alonzo Adams has provided professional photography services to individuals and organizations throughout the United States. Based in Oklahoma City, the crossroads of America and the state capital, he is most known for his special combination of artistic vision, telling stories with photographs and technological skill. Adept with a wide range of skills he is comfortable working in portraiture, photojournalism, and fast moving news, sports and feature photography in the commercial and editorial markets. Alonzo Adams is a member of Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of Oklahoma, Metro Professional Photographers Association (OKC), and the National Press Photographers Association. Alonzo Adams is most noted for his experience shooting professional and college sports. He is currently affiliated with the Associated Press, USA Today Sports, and ICON Sports wire services. Alonzo Adams has always been an avid sports fan. In 2006 Alonzo was granted the opportunity to shoot on the sidelines at an Oklahoma Sooners football game and his passion for sports photography exploded. According to one of his clients, “Alonzo’s sports photography really captures the essence of the game. Over the past 14 years, Alonzo Adams has diversified his business by photographing a multitude of events. He has mastered the art of photographing high profile sports events, and more. He has had his images featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated and TIME Magazine and can been often seen photographing at a NBA Oklahoma City Thunder games, Oklahoma Sooners football and basketball game, Oklahoma State Cowboys football and basketball and and from time to time goes to the University of Tulsa and many other events. In addition to running his full-time photography business Alonzo Adams can be found speaking and sharing insight into photography to other photographers at local and regional photography groups on long exposure photography, lighting and sports photography. As a photographic artist Alonzo Adams remains on the leading edge of technology as he continues to provide his clients with top level service and professionalism. 

Image Competition

Feb 10th at 6pm

Learn what it takes to have an image go far in image competitions and the how the 12 Elements of A Merit Image will help change your eye for photography and image competition.

While every image will have traces of some of the 12 elements, only the best images will have them all. This event will help you bring in all the 12 elements to create some amazing works of art with your photography.


to enter go to www.printcompetition.com

Jan 13th Talk - Ally Elliott

Visual Storytelling For Clients

Course Description:  A picture is worth a thousand words.  Make yours worth a million.  In this course, we'll talk about how to tell a story without words.  We'll go over everything from lighting, composition, colors, and depth to portraying exactly what you want to say most.  We'll also talk about ways to market this type of photography to other avenues outside of traditional portraiture.   This course will also go over how you can use storytelling within a portrait studio to create a personalized image that your clients will cherish.  You will walk away from this course ready to create art that is special to each family, but strangers want to hang on their wall. 


Speaker Bio:  I am Aly Elliott of Bloomington, Indiana.  I'm married to Sam and we have 6 gorgeous children.  We travel extensively though you might be surprised to find out why!  I've been a professional photographer for 12.5 years.  We had talked about opening a studio for awhile and, when our daughter died, I needed something to pour myself into.  My studio is on the adorable little town square in a place where people still walk around downtown!  I have degrees in Fine Arts and Marketing and have had my CPP for 3 years.  I am always looking for ways to continue learning - about business and photography.  I am a firm believer in having it all.




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