Although the original book is out of print, I will be publishing a new edition. Stay tuned. Pre-orders coming soon.
In Peter Read Miller on Sports Photography, the 35-year Sports Illustrated veteran photographer takes readers into the action of many of his most iconic shots, sharing the stories behind the photos of some of the world's greatest athletic events.
Miller discusses the circumstances surrounding particular shots, shares observations of the athletes themselves, and provides key techniques for sports photographers of all levels who are looking for tips on getting great photos of football, track and field, gymnastics, swimming, and portraits. Each chapter includes at least one gallery of photos that showcase Peter's images while illustrating the technical points he is discussing in that chapter. Unlike photo collections by other greats of sports photography, Miller's book seamlessly interweaves his images with the stories behind the shots, photographic instruction, and his inside look at what it's like to work at the nation's leading sports publication.
Beautifully illustrated with Miller's images of the Olympics, football, and portrait sessions with professional athletes, Peter Read Miller on Sports Photography offers a rich and inspiring experience for all photographers, especially sports photographers; as well as sports fans and Sports Illustrated readers.
Sadly, my book is currently out of print with no possibility of reprinting in the near future. There are used copies on Amazon (some quite pricy-some not) and on Ebay (more reasonable by and large). The electronic version has been pirated (one of the reasons it is out of print) and can usually be found with a quick search. I will not hold it against you if you find it this way.
Read Brad Mangin's review on Sportsshooter.com "Right now I suggest you pick up THIS book. You will be glad you did".
ThePhotoBrigade.com's Jeff Guyer says "This entire review could be written with fourteen words: If you want to shoot sports, you need this book. Go buy it now." Read Jeff's full review.
Peter's book appears in "The Year in Sports Media" section of December 16, 2013 issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and in Scott Kelby's "Gonzo User Holiday Gift Guide" in PHOTOSHOP USER magazine. Peter Talks about the book.