Surf and Skate Photography Camp | Extreme Sports Photography Camp | The Image Flow
Photo © Jack Wolford

Surf and Skate Photography Camp

Lead by Jack Wolford — professional photographer and Mill Valley dad — this exciting kid’s extreme sports photography camp will get your child photographer on track to understanding their camera as they venture into the realm of extreme sports photography!

We’ve been granted special access to photograph two unique local sports camps; first, we’ll visit the new Mill Valley skate park during Shredders Skate Camp where Jack will give the kids tips, tricks, and advice to become a better skateboard photographer.

Surf and Skate Photography Camp | Extreme Sports Photography Camp | The Image Flow
Photo © Jack Wolford

Next, we’ll check out the gnarly waves at Muir Beach to see Big Dog Surf Camp in action. Our young photographers will learn action photography techniques like shutter dragging and panning — tactics that are useful to create a blurred image to convey the impression of motion.

Surf and Skate Photography Camp | Extreme Sports Photography Camp | The Image Flow
Photo © Jack Wolford

Throughout this one-of-a-kind kid’s photography workshop, Jack will instruct the group on topics such as composition, using the best angles for powerful shots, and methods of image stabilization. The whole time, they’ll have a blast!

After each of our morning adventures (two at the skate park and two at the beach), the campers will take a short break for lunch, then head into the classroom for detailed editing and post-processing sessions. They will learn how to utilize a sense of critical timing and narrow down to the “wow!” images that capture the energy and excitement of surf photography and skateboarding photography.

Surf and Skate Photography Camp | Extreme Sports Photography Camp | The Image Flow
Photo © Jack Wolford

On Friday morning, the kids will finish up editing and fine-tuning their favorite images, after which they will present an afternoon slideshow of their photos from the entire week to friends and family! Even better? Your kid will get to take three beautiful 11×17 prints home!

***Campers will not go in the water and will not skate at the skatepark. They will only be photographing other people surfing and skating!***

Surf and Skate Photography Camp | Extreme Sports Photography Camp | The Image Flow
Photo © Jack Wolford

Class Schedule

Monday, June 24, 9:30AM–2:30PM: Intro & camera technique. Walk to skatepark for 1st shoot. Return to TIF for lunch. Edit session

Tuesday, June 25, 9:30AM–2:30PM: Meet at TIF. Walk to skatepark for 2nd shoot. Return to TIF for lunch. Edit session

Wednesday, June 26, 9:30AM–2:30PM: Meet at TIF. Drive to Muir Beach. Return to TIF for lunch. Edit session

Thursday, June 27, 9:30AM–2:30PM: Meet at TIF. Drive to Muir Beach. Return to TIF for lunch. Edit session

Friday, June 28, 9:30AM–2:30PM: Day of editing and prep for slideshow. Pizza lunch

*Friday, 3–4PM: Slideshow for friends and family

 

Instructor Bio

Jack Wolford
Jack Wolford

Jack Wolford is a local Mill Valley photographer who grew up in Honduras, the Philippines, Hawaii, and California. He was inspired to take up photography through his lifelong passion for surfing and skateboarding and his love of the ocean and traveling. His clients include Patagonia, Hawaiian Air, Del Monte and Marin Magazine.

Who Should Take This Workshop

Pertinent Details

  • Maximum eight (8) students
  • Friends and Family slideshow on Friday 3–4PM
  • Campers will not be surfing or skating. They will only be photographing other people surfing and skating!

Workshop Fee Includes

Required Materials

  • Digital camera with manual controls (DSLR or mirrorless)
  • Laptop with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC installed
  • Bring snacks and water every day
  • Bring lunch Monday – Thursday

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