The Art of Photography: Peter Read Miller's 30 Years with Sports Illustrated By Peter Read Miller and Mia McCormick

36 min

Join Mia McCormick and world-renowned sports photographer, Peter Read Miller, as they sit down to discuss Peter’s vast experience covering events for Sports Illustrated. During the course of their conversation Peter shares the story of how he got started shooting sports, the importance of networking across the industry, why capturing the peak of action is critical to creating a successful image, how to stay on your game over the long haul, and so much more!

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Peter shares the story of how he got started shooting sports and working with Sports Illustrated.
When shooting a sporting event you need to remember that capturing the tears can be as important as showing the cheers. Your goal is to create images that stop someone from turning the page because they want to learn more about what is happening in the photo.
Covering sports requires staying in shape; both mentally and physically. You need to research the sport you are covering and stay up on the latest equipment. We all need to find our own path to success, but having the technical skill and the passion for the job is fundamental.
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Peter Read Miller


Peter Read Miller has been photographing athletes, events and sports for more than 30 years. He is currently a staff photographer for Sports Illustrated, where he has worked for more than 20 years. His images have appeared on over 100 Sports Illustrated covers. Peter's advertising work includes photography for Canon's Rebel XTsi campaign...

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Mia McCormick works as a resident video technology expert for KelbyOne and B&H Photo. She's a KelbyOne Instructor with courses ranging from basic camera operation to capturing outstanding video on your DSLR. Mia also conducts a series of business and inspirational interviews providing insights from some of the world's leading photog...

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