Vinny Pugliese has accomplished many things in his sports photography career lasting more than 20 years. He is a Super Bowl Photographer, a World Series Photographer, an NBA playoff photographer, and even with his wife accomplished Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers. Today he talks about how to become a sports photographer and the secret to long term success. 

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In this episode you'll learn

  • How long Vinny has been shooting sports and weddings
  • Why Vinny got into photography
  • The value of faking it until you make it
  • Why Vinny wasnt even thinking of monitizing his sports photography
  • Vinnys first portfolio review
  • How Vinny started building relationships with the right people to shoot more games
  • Who hires the photographers for sports teams
  • Some of the best perks of being a sports photographer
  • Sports photography workflow
  • The biggest mistakes beginner sports photographers make 
  • How to shoot sports without spending $10k on a telephoto lens
  • How to shoot sports with the gear you have
  • Why the quiet moments can be more powerful than the action
  • The once piece of advice Vinny wish he knew about sports photography when he first started


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