World Class Sports Illustrated Photographer and headliner at the 2011 SEPCON Peter Read Miller will conduct his annual Sports Photography Workshop in Denver, Colorado on April 4-10, 2011. The workshop, now in its 7th year and limited to only 25 attendees, will provide a personal and hands-on approach to teaching a variety of shooting and lighting techniques that have helped Miller’s photos grace more than 100 Sport Illustrated covers. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to apply their new skills to live sporting events throughout the weeklong workshop. Photographers interested in learning more about the workshop or registering to attend can visit Peter Read Miller Sports Photography Workshop.
Attendees will receive additional instruction from other industry notables including Steve Fine, Director of Photography at Sports Illustrated, Grant Leighton, advertising / portrait photographer and instructor at U. of Colorado (Denver), photographer / videographer Max Morse, and Shawn Cullen, lighting technician at Sports Illustrated. Attendees will learn how to properly light subjects using strobes—in the studio and on location—arena lighting and how to set up and use remote cameras.
“It’s very rewarding for me to see the quality of work students are producing toward the end of the workshop and their enthusiasm and passion for photography makes the entire experience both educational and a lot of fun,” explains Peter Read Miller. “Everyone leaves the workshop a better sports photographer and some have gone on to find work with professional sports teams, Getty Images and other newswires.”
Tuition for the workshop is $1,495 and includes all instruction, one-on-one portfolio review with Peter Read Miller, and all model / location fees. Workshop attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements including air and hotel. Special hotel rates have been made with the Marriott in Denver.
About Peter Read Miller
Peter Read Miller has been photographing athletes, events and the sporting life for over 40 years. He is currently a staff photographer for Sports Illustrated, where he has worked since the mid 1970’s with more than 100 covers to his credit. Peter’s other editorial clients include: Time, Newsweek, Life, People, Money, Playboy, Runner’s World, USA Weekend and The New York Times. Peter’s advertising clients include: Nike, adidas, Footlocker, Eastman Kodak, ABC Television, Panasonic, Coca-Cola, Visa, The National Football League Properties and Canon Cameras.
In addition to covering 8 Olympic games and 34 Super Bowls, Peter has shot 14 NBA Finals. He has covered the Stanley Cup Finals, the World Series, the Kentucky Derby, the NCAA Basketball Final Four, Men’s and Women’s World Cup Soccer Finals and the World Championship of Freestyle Wrestling in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. He has shot portraits of numerous world famous athletes including: Muhammad Ali, Joe Montana, Magic Johnson, Ivan Ivankov, Renaldo, John Wooden, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Barry Bonds, John Elway, Gabriella Reece, Shaquille O’Neal and Kathy Ireland.
“My career has been a dream come true,” says Peter. “Even on the worst day, shooting for SI is the best job in the world.”
Peter Lives in Manhattan Beach, California.