“Rocky Top III” -Tennessee Football and College Sports September 20-24, 2017

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 4:00 PM - Sunday, 24 September 2017 1:00 PM EST

9134 Executive Park Drive, KNoxville, TN, 37923, United States

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 4:00 PM - Sunday, 24 September 2017 1:00 PM EST

Holiday Inn Knoxville West at Cedar Bluff, 9134 Executive Park Drive, KNoxville, TN, 37923, United States.

“Rocky Top III” -Tennessee Football and College Sports September 20-24, 2017


Class Schedule Below



An authentic experience for sports shooters to take the field in the nation's largest arenas with the industry's greatest photography coach! Join Sports Illustrated Photographer Peter Read Miller for 4 days of shooting action in Knoxville.

This amazing event kicks off with an evening cruise down the beautiful Tennessee River and continues with four days of shooting, finishing up on the sidelines of Neyland Stadium at the UT vs. U Mass football game!

You’ll have access to the best sports shooting equipment from Canon and one-on-one instruction from the industry’s best in Sports Photography — this experience will give you everything you need to take your photography game to the next level!


Sponsors include: Canon, Dynalite, Hoodman, ThinkTank Photo and Western Digital



Main Instructor:   Peter Read Miller

Assistant Instructor:  Greg Cooper

Guest Speaker: Steve Fine

Guest Instructor Patrick Murphy-Racey



What you Get:

• Access to professional-grade Canon equipment

• Coaching and feedback from Peter Read Miller and some of the industry’s best

• Small groups for an intimate experience

• Exclusive access to high-profile locations and sporting events (see agenda below)

• Networking with photographer peers from all over the country

• On location one-on-one instruction

• Post event group critiques


"The atmosphere of the workshop was very relaxed. The one on one instruction was more than I could have ever hoped for. The depth of knowledge was amazing. If you are serious about taking your sports photography to higher level, this is the workshop you need." - KM Twin Falls, Idaho





PRM Knoxville Workshop Schedule 9/20-9/24/2017 



            4:00 Class meets at the Holiday Inn Knoxville West, introductions

            5:00 Class departs hotel for the Tennessee River and boards houseboat for river tour and dinner

            6:00-9:00 River tour, BBQ dinner and Peter’s presentation 


            9:00 Class meets, Peter presents on sports photography basics

            10:00 Check out Canon gear

            10:30 Steve Fine presents on his career as Director of Photography at Sports Illustrated

            12:30 Lunch on your own

            2:00 Class heads to campus for swimming portrait and action shoot at UT Aquatic center

            7:00 UT vs. Auburn Women’s Soccer 


            9:00 Peter, Greg and Pat present on workflow and code replacement with Photo Mechanic

            10:00 Critique swimming and soccer photos (each student turns in 10 photos from each event)

            11:30 Kyle Zedaker-UT Photographer presents on shooting for a major college athletic department

            12:30 Lunch on your own 

1:30 Class heads to Maryville College

2:00 Patrick Murphy-Racey presents on location lighting with Dynalite Bajas followed by portrait session with Maryville College baseball and softball players

7:00 Knoxville Catholic vs. Brentwood Academy High School Football 


UT vs. U Mass football.  Since the game time is yet to be announced, the schedule for this day will be determined when it is.  If the game is early (12:00 noon), as I think it will be, we will head straight to the game and then do our critiques after the game in the evening.  If the game is in the evening we will do the reverse. 

Sunday-9/24 (Class taught by Pat Murphy-Racey and Greg Cooper)           

            10:00-1:00 Class wrap-up, return Canon gear

There is a Women’s Volleyball on campus at 1:30. Students will be credentialed, if they chose to stay around.  I will be happy to critique by email or Skype.


Portfolio Reviews-Steve, Pat, Greg and myself will be available to look at portfolios.  Scheduling will be done at the workshop.






Cancellation policy

Cancellation for a full refund must be requested 30 days prior to the start of the workshop.

Full tuition is due fifteen 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 39 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: Wired.com, USA Today.com, Photo.net and PetaPixel.

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