This is a photography group dedicated to sports photography. It began after I had taught a class on how to shoot sports and wanted to provide the photographers that took the class a venue to practice their sports photography.
I have no desire to make this a large group. There is a $60 per year membership fee. Primarily in place to encourage only those that are truly interested in Sports Photography to join. If you are one of those photographers, then please read on and learn more about our group.
What kind of events do we shoot? So far we have been shooting full contact football (semi-pro league), jet ski races, motorcross, rodeo, mud runs, moto-gp, quad racing, and even bmx and skateboarding. Wherever we go we try to gain access to the event that the public might not normally get to. This year, I hope to add some baseball, and who knows what else.
Every member of the club is also an event organizer. So any member can create an event. This helps encourage diverse meetup events.
The main goal is to gain access to not only sporting events, but also great shooting locations at those sporting events. Afterall, anyone can shoot from the grandstands, we want to be close to the action!
Let's be realistic. We won't be shooting Cowboy football, Ranger baseball, Maverick basketball, or Stars hockey. Sorry, it's just not going to happen. Access to professional sports is highly restrictive. If we are lucky, we may get to shoot some college games, of this type, maybe. But this is DFW and there are plenty of sporitng events that I thank we can gain access to.
There will not be any fees paid to the club for individual events. Some events, we may get into for free. And others, even though we will be given access to the great shooting areas, the venue may still require us to purchase a ticket. Those tickets you would be responsible for. It'll all depend on what can be negotiated.
The only fee the club will ever collect will be a yearly membership fee of $60. This is a once per year payment put in place to help with the costs associated with running this site, and to limit our membership to those that are a little more serious about sports photography.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.
If you would like to join, click on the "Buy Now" button below to make your membership payment, then click on the join button. I'll approve your membership once the paypal fee has been processed. Membership requests that have not had their membership dues paid in advance will be declined.