Your athlete grows up once.

Capture them like a pro.

What happens when you combine an award winning professional sports photographer (who’s shot everything from SuperBowls to NBA championships) and the founder of Shultz Photo School?

You get the Sports Photography Course For Parents!

Photo by Emily Brunner (Course Member)

We love to watch your kids play sports.

We root them on in sheer admiration.  Not because they win or even succeed.  No, we admire them because…

They have the courage to play.

The work they put in…the sweat and blood…the time, effort, and sacrifice.  The battle.  It has all of the elements of a great story!  

As parents, we take pics because we want to capture these stories.  We have amazing cameras in our pockets (crazy), let alone “real cameras” that allow us to capture absolutely AMAZING pics of our kids.

But our action pics fall WAY short!

Blurry pics.  Dark pics.  Pics that are too far away.  Worst of all, pics of the moments just AFTER the moment they were trying to catch (“stupid slow camera!!”).

But there’s good news: Anyone can learn to take amazing pics of their kids playing sports.

Introducing the Sports Photo Course For Parents

This course will not only teach you, step by step, how to master your camera, but how to think like a pro sports photographer.  

You’ll learn… 

  • How to frame your shot to capture maximum impact.
  • How to position yourself to where the light looks AMAZING.
  • Where to stand in any sport to get the perfect action shots over and over.
  • How to shoot in gyms, under Friday night lights, and ANYwhere.
  • And ridiculous amounts more (see below).

About the teachers.

Hey folks!  I’m Kyle Shultz, founder of Shultz Photo School (SPS).  I’m completely humbled and grateful that over 120,000 have joined us at SPS.  In the fall of 2016 I met Vincent Pugliese, veteran professional sports photographer of 23 years who has shot everything from Super Bowls to Stanley Cups to World Series.

I asked Vincent (with fingers crossed) about collaborating on a project to help parents take better pics of their kids on the field, court, rink, etc.  He enthusiastically said yes, and as they say, the rest is history.

This course is took a year to film and coordinate.  

But the best part is that it’s the culmination of a lifetime of photography experience.

Hope to see you inside!

-Kyle and Vincent

The Process

The Sports Photo Course has a simple 3 step process proven by thousands of normal parents. Here they are…

Step 1: Watch the Course

Online & Self Paced

Show up in your pj's. And since all lessons are self-paced and access is unlimited, you also get to show up whenever you want.

Seasoned Like A Pro

Don't just learn your camera. Learn the vital keys of composition, lighting, mastering your camera, and editing. Complete course outline below.

Video Based

From shoot demos to LIVE Q&A sessions, the idea is simple: press play. Our shoot demos are purposely nothing fancy. Just real life...kind of like yours.

Busy Parent Proof

Lessons are under 15 minutes, focusing relentlessly on the 20% of photo secrets that make 80% of the difference. This is your shortcut to taking pro quality pics.

Gracious Community

Our Members Only Community is widely known as the friendliest photography community on the web. Ask questions, get feedback, be inspired.

And Done

We have the highest course completion rate in the industry. Each concept leads to the next for an effortless learning experience. Just follow along.

Background Photo by Courtney Knowlan (SPS Member)

Step 2: Get amazing support.

The Sports Photography Course For Parents isn’t just a course.  It’s a family widely known as the most encouraging and gracious photography community on the web.  Prompt help and inspiration are just one post away.

Background Photo by Emily Brunner (Course Member)

Step 3: Build A Treasure.

Buying the Sports Photography Course For Parents is one choice you’ll never regret, or we’ll refund you 100%.

Join the Sports Photo Course and...

Change nothing and...

Background Photo by Vincent Pugliese (Course Instructor)

What People Are Saying


67% OFF! Plus $150 in Bonuses!
$ 97
  • Get LIFETIME ACCESS to the Sports Photo Course For Parents
  • Access to our Members Only Community, now housed in our own custom app!
  • BONUS MODULE: How to make money photography local sports: Learn 6 ways to easily make money shooting sports, especially now that you shoot like a pro! ($150 value)
  • 30 Day Guarantee. If you're not satisfied, we'll refund you every penny AND allow you to keep the course.

Here's What You'll Learn

The Sports Photo Course For Parents is like a college photography degree in 15 minutes per day over a month. Click any module below to learn more.

Kyle and Vincent kick off this opening module in the dugout at PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates stadium).  The purpose of this module is to not only give a broad overview of what’s to come in the following weeks and months, but also give some practical advice that will get big results.  It’s all about impact!

Here was our leading question: If we only had a few moments with a typical parent to help them with photographing their kids sports, what would we tell them?  And what if we had to give advice that works with any camera (not just fancy sports cameras).

The answers result in this module!

Kyle: “Hey Vincent, what if we did a module where each lesson was sport specific.  Imagine you have 5 minutes to give your top tips for baseball, be it positioning, lighting, camera settings, gear recommendations, etc.  Then the next lesson do the same with basketball.  Then football.  Then soccer, hockey, track/field, etc…”

Vincent: “Sounds good to me!”

Thus: Module 2 is born.  🙂

You’ll find extensive tips and insights pertaining to shooting football, basketball, baseball/softball, soccer, hockey, swimming, track and field, and more!”

One of the challenges, and blessings, of shooting sports is that you have little control over the actual subject.  You can’t place them in a certain spot, background, or light.

But you can position yourself.  And you can use that position along with a handful of basic composition rules to take your photography to the next level.  That’s what this entire module is all about!

  • How the “take the picture button” actually does 3 separate things.
  • The one method that will help you eliminate missing shots because of slow focusing times.
  • 9 steps to nailing your focus every time.
  • The easy way to get the best possible image quality out of your camera.
  • THE 10 CAMERA COMMANDMENTS: Why you really only need to know 10 functions of your camera to get any shot you want.

At some point in your photography journey, you’re going to have to learn to drive your camera.  No ifs, ands, or buts.

And that’s what these modules are all about.  We’ll start with understanding exposure.  And once we have that whipped, we’ll be able to more easily apply those concepts to our cameras.

You’ll learn everything you need to know to where you can create the image you see in your mind’s eye!  Or if you can’t, you’ll know what you’re missing (such as a telephoto lens, etc).

  • The one lens to get to take your photos to the next level
  • How to know when it’s times to upgrade your camera
  • The best lenses for everyday shooting, portraits, and capturing your kids playing sports.
  • Accessories that belong in every bag.
  • Learn exactly what gear you need, and DON’T need, to take your pics to the next level.
  • Lenses can cost thousands of dollars.  We’ll help you decide which lens to buy based on your shooting style.
  • Should you upgrade your camera body first, or your lens?  We’ll guide you!
  • The accessories you need, and don’t need!

Photography is about more than just “cool pictures.”  It’s about telling a story with a single image.  Or a group of images.

If there’s one thing I (Kyle) admire about Vincent’s sports photography, it’s that he’s a true story teller.  Vincent has spent the past 23 years studying and perfecting photojournalism.  And in this module, we get to hear some of his top tips in response to a single question:

How do we create images that don’t just collect evidence, but document history. 

You’ll love this module!

You’ll not only learn a half a dozen tactics and strategies to making money shooting sports locally (as well as the tools to pull it off)…you’ll learn what’s way more important: the right mindset to pull it off!

Background Photo by Kyle Shultz (SPS Founder)


Here's some frequent a's to your q's. And if you still have a question, email us ([email protected])!

Yes indeed.  Most lessons are video based.  Each lesson also includes a written portion with plenty of illustrations.  No matter what your learning style, we’ll connect.

How’s LIFETIME sound?  🙌

You betcha.  Do it all at your own pace!  If you’d rather conquer the course with a group, we offer a group challenge twice per year!


The course caters to beginners.  But we’ve had several enthusiasts take the course.  Either way, several grads have gone on to open their own photo biz.  So yes, we cover a lot of good stuff.  See below for lesson overviews.


Yes.  If you can turn on your camera, snap some pics in auto, then get those pics onto your computer, you’re golden.  You’ll be a photo guru by the time you’re done.  See below for lesson overviews.

Most SPS content transcends specific cameras.  We focus on time tested photography gems.  But, this course will make you want to get a nice camera.  Don’t say I didn’t warn ya.

Nope.  But we’ll show you which software to get should you want to.

Absolutely, of course. Shultz Photo School is built on a fully encrypted platform complete with SSL certificates.

We have an extremely active members only Facebook Group and a comment section on each lesson.  The community has evolved into one of our greatest program assets.  Questions usually have an answer within an hour!


Of course.  If you don’t think the course delivers, we’ll give you a 100% refund in the first 30 days.

30 Day Guarantee

If you’re not satisfied for any reason at all, let us know within 30 days. We’ll refund you every penny AND allow you to keep the course or gift your access to someone else.