Sports Photography Workshop

I’m pretty excited to announce this new workshop. It is going to be really cool for those who attend. Here are the details:

“Sports Photography”

Photos by Craig Mitchelldyer and Thomas Boyd

Join Portland sports photographers Craig Mitchelldyer and Thomas Boyd for a workshop experience like no other. Mitchelldyer and Boyd have covered it all; from the Ducks and Beavers to the Timbers and Blazers all the way down to prep and youth sports and everything in between. Boyd is currently a staff photographer for The Oregonian newspaper and is assigned to the Pac-12 football, Timbers and Olympic Trials beat, among many others. Mitchelldyer is a freelance photographer in Portland, covering collegiate, professional and prep sports for a variety of clients. He is also the team photographer for the Portland Timbers.

In the first part of the workshop, Mitchelldyer and Boyd will show work and talk about what makes a great sports photo. They will go over lens selection, angles, finding good light, remotes, etc. They will also talk about their workflow and editing techniques.

In the second part of the workshop, you will shoot a Portland Timbers Reserves game against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Equipment such as 300 and 400mm lenses and other misc equipment will be supplied by Canon and Pro Photo Supply. You will be given a media credential* and have all the access that regular media have during the game to make amazing pictures of world class athletes in action. Mitchelldyer and Boyd will be on hand to help you make the best images.

In the final stage of the workshop, the group will edit images from the game and a final selection of the best images from the day will be used on the Timbers Facebook page and website to accompany articles about the game. Your work will be seen by over 100,000 people!

This workshop is limited to 12 people.

May 27, 2012

JELD-WEN Field in Portland, OR



A portion of the proceeds from this workshop will be donated to the Portland Timbers Community Fund

To Register:

Step 1: Complete this form:

UPDATE: 5/10 8:00am: SOLD OUT

The workshop has sold out. There is a possibility of a couple more spots opening up later or cancelations, so please keep an eye on this blog and Craig’s Facebook page for updates. You can email to be added to the wait list.

Step 2:
You must complete the payment page (here) and pay the fee. Once the event is full the registration will be closed. If you are able to complete the form, there is still space available. Further details will be emailed as the event nears.

If you have any questions or problems please email Craig Mitchelldyer at

* You will be bound by Major League Soccer credential use agreements. Images from this workshop will be able to be used in your personal portfolio or website, but may not be sold or distributed commercially as per MLS rules. By registering for this workshop you agree to credential use terms and conditions.

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2 Responses to “Sports Photography Workshop”

  1. Nick Nieto Says:

    This should be awesome. Too bad I’m out of town because I would have loved to sign up!

  2. Claudia Ling Says:

    Any workshop dates for 2013 similar to this sports package? Would be interested in signing up my husband if anything is available

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