Shooting Baseball, Rugby and Sports Portraits in
Join us for a weekend offering the best of both worlds: the action of photographing a Major league baseball game and a portrait session of 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 O.co coliseum. As an added treat, before the game, A's team photographer Michael Zagaris and acclaimed baseball photographer Bran Mangin will give the class tips of shooting baseball inside the O.co coliseum.
On Saturday June 18 the class will head to Ayala Stadium for a rugby match between the US National Team and Italy. Students will have will have the opportunity to shoot this exciting, action filled sport from the sideline photo areas.
We will also learn how to shape light in difficult spaces, which is critical to creating exceptional images while we photograph athlete portraits.
When we are not capturing the action on the field, we will 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.
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.o coliseum
- Transportation from our home base hotel to and from the coliseum
- Location and modeling fees
- Four days of instruction from Peter
Workshop Fee: $1150.00
Hilton San Jose
300 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose CA 95110
Hotel: A special rate of $129/night at the Hilton San Jose has been negotiated for you. Call the front desk and mention "Peter Read Miller Sports Photography Workshop to obtain a room in our group block at the discounted rate, 408-287-2100.