Two weeks ago, we brought photo and hockey enthusiasts to a big treat – we brought students to shoot the Ottawa 67s hockey team alongside mainstream media photographers. The Ottawa 67s beat the London Knights handily.
These teams are the next NHL stars. London’s goalie, Bobkov, won the Jr World Champs for Russia recently so the skill level is high and the players are hungry (ie work hard) to make an NHL team.
The photo course went well with students progressing nicely. We covered technical aspects, of course, but also encouraged our photographers to experiment with different lenses, styles, and subjects – not all the action is on the ice.
And student’s loved the photo class:
“Harry is a personable and gifted teacher, drawing upon a wealth of photographic and other life experience, and I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop.” 2011 student
A big thanks must go out to the Ottawa 67s for providing access for the course. And thanks to Valerie Wutti, graduate of our first Hockey photo workshop, who now shoots the 67s fanblog at every home game, for encouraging the students.