This post is for all the photographers out there!
I’m super excited to announce that I’ve been chosen to lead a shooting workshop at this year’s Pictage PartnerCon 2010 in New Orleans happening November 9-11th. PartnerCon is what I consider to be the one ‘MUST GO TO’ event of the year if you’re interested in taking your photography to the next level. I am very honored to be teaching alongside some of the best photographers in the industry including Mike Colon, David Beckstead, Jared Platt, The Youngrens, Justin & Mary Marantz and so many more (click here to see the full line-up). The shooting workshops are your chance to get away from the office, away from the classroom and onto the streets of NOLA to see how other photographers rock their stuff.
To keep them structured and intimate they will be limited to 15 people so I highly recommend not waiting. Last year there were many people that didn’t get to go to the workshops due to not jumping in early. (And you don’t even have to be a Pictage member to attend! The conference is open to all.)
So what will I be covering?
Something I’m very passionate about: a different kind of shooting style that I like to call ‘Connective Photography’. It’s not photojournalism, it’s not fine-art, it’s not editorial or fashion – it’s connecting with couples.
Here’s a bit about my workshop titled “Connective Photography: Allowing Your Cleint’s Personalities to Fuel Your Creative Fire”
Strip away location, budgets, etc. and what you’re left with is two people who are very unique and have a story to tell. Rather than defining shoots by location (or even technique), attendees will be encouraged to focus more on connecting with their couples to create something more distinctive, more personal and more meaningful.
I’ll be going over the process of how I shoot and interact with my couples, focusing on:
- what to say before the shoot begins to prepare couples for what to expect
- warming up: tips to get shy couples to start to loving you and your camera
- tips to encourage couples to play and flirt in front of your camera
- how to best utilize natural lighting and video light in your images
- lens choices to complement the look you want to achieve, whether it’s sexy, playful, intimate or dramatic
Restration for PartnerCon is limited to 500 photographers and is bound to sell out SOON, so if you haven’t yet click here to sign up!
Hope to catch ya’ll in NOLA! :-)