Peter Read Miller Sports Photography Workshop | Northern California July

Thursday, 14 July 2016 5:00 PM - Sunday, 17 July 2016 1:00 PM PST

2885 Lakeside Drive , Santa Clara, CA, 95054, United States

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Payment for the workshop in full is accepted. If you need to cancel, full refund is given if cancelation is made 30 days prior to the start of the workshop.

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Thursday, 14 July 2016 5:00 PM - Sunday, 17 July 2016 1:00 PM PST

Embassy Suites Santa Clara, 2885 Lakeside Drive , Santa Clara, CA, 95054, United States.

 Shoot Baseball and Soccer in Northern California 


Join us for a weekend offering the best of both worlds: the action of a Major league baseball game AND the opportunity to shoot at a Major league soccer game AND learn about studio lighting during a portrait session for athletes. 


During this workshop, attendees are given access to shoot from the photo positions and the backstop beside home plate during an Oakland A’s game at the coliseum. Before the game, A’s team photographer Michael Zagaris and acclaimed baseball photographer Brad Mangin will give the class tips on shooting baseball in the coliseum.  We also have a great opportunity to photograph Major League Soccer teams San Jose Earthquakes vs Toronto FC!


When we are not capturing the action on the field, we will be working to learn how to shape light in difficult spaces, which is critical to creating exceptional images and photograph athlete portraits.


We will also be learning about timing, depth of field, isolating the subject, focus, and composition. Each day Peter will personally critique your work during a group review, so that you leave the workshop with a better understanding of how to turn good images into outstanding ones.


What you will learn:

    • Techniques to capture action
    • How to use lighting and different angles for shooting various sports
    • Portrait lighting with strobes
    • How to set-up and use remote cameras
    • The power of cropping & editing images to make them magazine cover worthy
    • How to choose the best lenses for sports photography


What to bring:

Please bring your favorite camera, together with any lenses you want to use (both wide angle and telephoto), plenty of charged battery packs, memory cards, a monopod and a laptop computer to download and edit images.


Skill level:

An understanding of your camera operations including using manual mode, aperture, shutter speed and ISO.  This workshop is for intermediate and advanced photographers.


This workshop is limited to 16 participants to ensure individualized support from Peter and his assistant.


Included in the workshop fee:

    • Canon gear loans
    • Access to the O. co coliseum + MLB game
    • Access to the Ayala Stadium + MLS game
    • Transportation from our home base hotel to and from the coliseum
    • Location and modeling fees
    • Four days of instruction from Peter


Workshop Fee: $1350


Classroom Location: 

Embassy Suites Santa Clara

2885 Lakeside Drive

Santa Clara, CA 95054


Hotel: A special rate will be offered to you. Call Embassy Suites at 1800-362-2779 and refer to code "C-PRM" to obtain group discount of $149/night for a KING. Complimentary breakfast is included.





Cancellation policy

A refundable deposit is required to hold a place in the workshop.

Full tuition is due thirty (30) days before the workshop is scheduled to begin and is non-refundable after that date.

In the event of cancellation of the workshop all deposits and tuitions will be refunded or credited towards a future workshop.

Peter Read Miller

Peter Read Miller has been photographing athletes, events and the sporting life for more than 40 years. He has worked as a staff and contract photographer for Sports Illustrated for more than 35 years and his images have appeared on over 100 Sports Illustrated covers. His editorial clients have included: Time, Life, People, Money, Playboy, Runner’s World, Newsweek, USA Weekend and The New York Times. In addition to covering nine Olympic Games and 38 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, and the Men’s and Women’s World Cup Soccer Finals. Peter teaches yearly sports photography workshops every spring in Denver, CO and fall in Atlanta, GA. He has also taught at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and The Rocky Mountain School of Photography. Peter has spoken at the Los Angeles Chapter of the Advertising Photographers of America, Photoshop World, Imaging USA, CES and PDN’s Photo Plus East. He has also lectured at numerous colleges, universities and professional photographic organizations. He and his work has been the subject of articles in Photo District News, American Photographer, Digital Photo Pro, Rangefinder Magazine and Shutterbug. He has been featured on numerous photography and technology websites including:, USA, and PetaPixel.

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