Novice photographer Michael H. Miller will shade some light on the fundamentals of great photo taking during a free lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Crossroads Museum.
The lecture, held in conjunction with the museum’s Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, will feature the award winning photographer as he shares Sports Photography Tips & Tricks and other information on how to take perfect photos.
“With the holidays coming up, many people will be receiving new cameras with no idea on how to use them. This lecture will show them how to use their cameras from the foundation of photography to advanced settings that are used in sports photography,” said Miller. “Tuesday’s lecture will focus on not only sports photography but the foundations of photography in general. We will briefly go over the exposure triangle (shutter speed, ISO and aperture), composition and pay homage to where photography came from, where it is headed in the next few years and then delve into a multitude of different settings for sports photography.”
The public information specialist for Northeast Mississippi Community College, Miller is an award winning photographer and former Daily Corinthian reporter.
He has also been a stringer for The Associated Press for more than six years and has had his work featured in various publications including the Washington Post and New York Times.
Miller said his lecture will include tips and information on shutter speed, different types of cameras and lenses and iPhone photography.
“We will also discuss some of the challenges that photographers face, such as dimly lit gymnasiums and badly lit fields and how to overcome those obstacles without the use of a flash,” he said. “I’ll touch on Photoshop and Lightroom use a little, as well.”
Miller welcomes anyone with camera questions to bring their equipment to the lecture.
“I’m happy to help anyone figure out settings on their camera or how to take the best photo,” he added.
Presented by the museum and the Mississippi Humanities Council, Tuesday night’s free lecture is the final of five speaking engagements held throughout a six-week period.
The Hometown Teams exhibit, which is on display at the Corinth Public Library through Dec. 30, takes a look at how people’s lives are influenced by the sports they play. Through videos, images, objects and personal reflections gathered from teams around the country, Hometown Teams shows that sports are more than just games.
A local component features photos, trophies, rings, jerseys and more highlighting state championships won by teams from Alcorn Central, Kossuth, Biggersville and Corinth.
(The lecture will be held at the Crossroads Museum at 221 North Fillmore Street in Corinth. For more information, contact 662-287-3120.)