Photo Events

Photography Workshops—when a group of people work together in an interactive, creative, photography environment to study the art of photography while practicing the skills obtained.

There are many photography workshops advertised out there, many undeserving of the use of the word “workshop.” Most workshops fall into two types, those that like to call themselves workshops and merely provide a group of models and photographers a location to gather and basically have a “shoot-out” with no photography instruction whatsoever.  Usually, the so-called instructor, is more of a host, especially since they rarely have any substantial photography credentials.

Then there are those with reputable, credentialed instructors that provide top-quality models and a make-up artist with great photographic lighting equipment for the attendees.  These type workshops are usually held in great locations conducive of the workshop intent.  My workshops fit this category—top models, top make-up artists as required, top equipment for use by the photographer and top locations throughout the world.  These photography workshops are well-organized and come complete with instruction, both hands-on and in lecture format.

I normally conduct several types of photography workshops, open to all levels of experience, from just beginning to advanced photographers, when I’m not lecturing or speaking at events like FotoFusion, Photo Plus Expo, Julia Dean Photo School, Palm Beach Photographic Center, etc.

What can you expect at these workshops besides a well-credentialed instructor, sometimes VIP-guest instructors, top-models, top-make-up, top locations, top photographic gear for your use?  For starters, you’ll get some great images and you’ll get an experience of a lifetime.  You’ll get to network, make friends and learn from the best with the best.  A photography workshop conducted right,.

As an example, many so-called workshops do not pay their models, they promise them prints and never deliver.  These workshops also provide “promotional releases,” this unprofessional in the real world of photography.   A real, professional photographer knows a model should be compensated.

On location in Cozumel

On location in Cozumel

In our workshops we handle that compensation by leaving our workshop prices low and giving you the opportunity to compensate the model directly, at the end of the workshop.

Our photography workshop attendees come back time after time—hence our high, customer loyalty return rate.

Equipment Requirements

We ask that you bring as a minimum the following:

  • A 35mm film (SLR) or digital camera (DSLR) or mirrorless camera.  Your camera must have a “hot-shoe” where you traditionally mount a flash, this hot-shoe is for our radio triggers.  Medium-format and larger cameras allowed, please bring any cable adapters for flash radio triggers.
  •  Lenses between the range of 35mm to 200mm and as a minimum, a lens of 70mm.  I personally prefer shooting glamour photography with an 85mm prime and a 70-200 zoom, bottom line—your lens should be at least mid-telephoto (85mm-105mm range).
  •  It’s highly recommend you have a back-up storage device for downloaded your images, especially with the more exotic workshops.  Portable harddrives and/or laptop computers will help you here.
  •  A great attitude!  Bring your passion for photography.

 Workshop Calendar—follow this link to the workshop and location calendar. Photography Workshops

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