Many of our readers have been asking about our photography workshop schedule for this year. While I initially planned for the summer, due to the increased interest from local photographers (many of whom are pros), we decided to postpone the workshops till the end of the summer. The summer schedule is pretty hectic for most photographers, including us, due to weddings and other photo shoots, so we decided that it would be best to conduct workshops in early September instead. Below you will find the more or less finalized schedule for our upcoming photography workshops.
1) Workshops and Dates
So far we have decided to conduct two workshops on two different topics:
- September 8, 2012 – Flash Photography Workshop
- September 9, 2012 – Post-Processing Workshop
- September 22, 2012 – Landscape Photography Workshop (FULL)
These workshops have been requested quite a bit, especially the one on flash photography. We also initially planned on doing landscape and portrait photography workshops, but we might not offer those if there is not enough interest.
2) What is the cost?
The goal of conducting these workshops is to educate the photography community, not to make money. Therefore we will only charge a nominal fee of $50 to cover our expenses (facility/equipment rent, model, snacks, etc). These will be half to full day workshops and you will learn a lot from us and other photographers.
3) Location, Space and Availability
The exact location for each workshop has not been finalized at this point (we are in the process of negotiating space), but the workshops will be held in Denver, CO. We will limit our workshops to 50 people and the workshops will fill up pretty quickly. If you are planning to come from a different state or country, we will assist you with booking a hotel room (hotel accommodation, airfare and other costs will be your responsibility). The fee for the workshop will be the same, whether you are local or not.
4) Flash Photography Workshop Agenda
The flash photography workshop is going to be all about using speedlights, various light modifiers, video lights, studio lights, etc. Many photographers feel quite uncomfortable using flash, so we will cover everything from flash photography basics to more advanced topics (on-camera flash using speedlights and off-camera flash with infrared or radio communication). The goal of the workshop is to provide plenty of information and give you hands-on experience for you to to quickly master flash and be able to photograph in pretty much any environment. We will go through indoors and outdoors photography and show you how to utilize your gear in various environments. We will mostly focus on using speedlights with portable tools, but might also spend some time talking about studio light (time permitting). You will need to bring your camera with a speedlight for this
A detailed agenda will be provided once it is finalized.
5) Post-Processing Workshop Agenda
How should you handle photos once they are taken? What does an effective post-processing workflow look like? How should you process your images and what tools can save you time and money? These are some of the topics we will cover during this workshop. We will spend a lot of time going through simple, yet effective Lightroom and Photoshop tricks that will speed up and enhance the way you organize and process your images. A detailed agenda will be provided once it is finalized.
6) Landscape Photography Workshop Agenda
September is a hot month for me in terms of travel. I travel all over the US, but mostly in Colorado to photograph the beautiful fall foliage we get to see here every year. This workshop will be held in a remote scenic location close to San Juan mountains of Colorado (we will meet in Ridgway, CO). We will go over gear, photography basics and we will take pictures together in my favorite spots, so you will learn quite a bit and come back with beautiful photographs. If you are interested in such a class and you are willing to travel, please check a selection below and sign up. Workshop fees will be higher for this one ($100 per person), because classes will be very long and limited to 10-15 people max.
7) How to Sign Up
A sign up form is provided in our secure Workshop Registration Page (closed). We are accepting credit card payments at this time, but you can also choose to pay with a check or cash on the day of the workshop (please notify via the contact form if you wish to do that). Please sign up ONLY if you will be attending the workshop for sure. Our mailbox is already overflowing with requests and we need to plan for the number of people that will attend.
Remember, space will be limited, so sign up early and reserve your spot!