Rocky Top IV-Tennessee Football and College Sports September 12-16, 2018 Knoxville, TN

Wed, September 12 2018, 4:00 PM - Sun, September 16 2018, 1:00 PM [EST]

9134 Executive Park Drive, Knoxville, TN, United States


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Event Information

Wed, September 12 2018, 4:00 PM - Sun, September 16 2018, 1:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

Peter Read Miller's photography workshop returns to to Knoxville and the University of Tennessee for the Fourth exciting year.

Join Peter and his friends for four days of shooting, critiquing and learning in Knoxville, TN. 

The workshop will begin with a Wednesday night cruise on the Tennessee River, a BBQ dinner and Peter's presentation.

Events to be covered will include the University of Tennessee vs. The University of Texas at El Paso football game in spectacular Neyland Stadium. A Friday night high school football game between two of the top teams in the Knoxville area. Other UT sports. Past workshops have covered soccer, volleyball, swimming and more.

Tuition for the class is $1695 before July 30 not including hotel or meals. 


Joining Peter at the workshop will be:

-Greg Cooper-Boulder, CO based action sports photographer who also shoots for the University of Colorado and the Colorado Rapids of the MLS.

-Steve Fine-Former Director of Photography at Sports illustrated (17 years), currently Photo Editor at FLIPBOARD

-Patrick Murphy-Racey, Knoxville based photographer and videographer. Patrick has shot over 600 assignments for Sports Illustrated as well many still and video shoots for national clients.

Each photographer will have the opportunity to shoot with Canon professional cameras and lennses.

Each photographer will have the opportunity to work closely with Peter and take home hundreds of images shot with top of the line equipment.

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



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 one of the formost Directors of Photography in the business

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 Sporting Event-TBD


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 High School Football-Teams TBD


UT vs. UTEP 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, as I think it will be, we will head straight to the game and then do our critiques after the game in the evening. 

Sunday-9/16 (Class taught by Pat Murphy-Racey and Greg Cooper)

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

There are possibly other events taking place at UT on Sunday afternoon. 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.

Hotel information coming soon.

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.

About the Organizer

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:, USA, and PetaPixel.