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The Digital Evolution: Photography and Sports in Our Changing Times

Digital Evolution - Photography and Sports in Our Changing TimesThis presentation by Jim Colton (former Director of Photography for Newsweek and Photography Editor for Sports Illustrated) will highlight the recent Summer Olympics in London as well as published photographs appearing in the Leading Off section of Sports Illustrated.

James K. Colton recently left Sports Illustrated after 15 years as their Photography Editor and is currently a writer and educator. He began his career in 1972 at the Associated Press. Five years later he joined Newsweek and became their Director of Photography. He was the Jury Chairman for the World Press Photo contest in 2005, received an International Photography Awards “Lucie” for Picture Editor of the Year in 2007, was the recipient of the “Focus” award for Lifetime Achievement by the Griffin Museum in 2010 and has been acknowledged as one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo.

The program will be in four parts:

  • Part One will be a brief discussion on how digital media has changed how we cover events and publish photography using a brief history of the transition from analog to digital.
  • Part Two is a look at the historic frame by frame sequence of Phelp's 100 meter butterfly win in the Beijing Olympics followed by a brief discussion on coverage and a presentation of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
  • Part Three is a presentation of some of the greatest sports images that have graced the pages of Leading Off -- Sports Illustrated's weekly three spread gallery.
  • Part Four will be an extended Q&A about all of the presentation subjects as well as a look towards the future of photography utilizing print, online, tablets, web and apps.

This program will be hosted at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park, 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego CA 92101. Check-in will begin at 6:30pm with the program starting at 7:00pm. Tickets may be reserved using the link below.

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NOTE: Tickets are $10 more at the door. RSVP'ing here on Meetup does not guarantee your seat - only a ticket from Eventbrite (using the button above) will save you a spot.


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  • Katie B.

    Good advice, met some fun people and loved the London Olympic Photos!

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • William

    Incredible images! Lots of OOHs and AAHs from the audience. Good advice on effective images, and getting in front of photo editors. It's unreal how many images they have to sort through each week...!

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we meeting as a group? What time?
    Thanks, Victoria

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    April 21, 2013

  • Gary S.

    thank you all for the great times
    will no longer be shooting all of my equiemt has been stolen and i cant replace it thank you all for the great pictures and frendships

    April 17, 2013

  • Roy A.

    Promo Code anyone???

    April 4, 2013

    • William

      Sorry Roy, but we don't have one. That link seems to be generated by default. :-(

      April 4, 2013

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