What I wish I would have known
I started doing photography as a side business in 2011, Its been a LONG 8 years of learning curves, workshops, classes and ALOT of trial & error. I was always too “cheap” to take a workshop early on in my career & thought “what could I possibly learn?”
Not to mention all the workshops seemed too advanced for me. I didn’t think I was good enough to take a workshop when I first started, even several years into photography. I always wished there was a “getting started” kind of workshop.
A workshop that would tell me EVERYTHING. How to get started? how do you get bookings? how do you take photos? whats the best camera settings? I wanted a full meal deal!
Alas, I could not find the perfect workshop, so it was years of learning on my own before I felt “prepared” enough or good enough to even take a workshop! Ironically enough, the year I took my first workshop was the year I finally went full time with my photography & was financially able to quit my nursing job. (It was the greatest move I ever made in my career)
So whats this workshop about?
12pm- Meet in Sylvan Lake Alberta
1230pm – TEACHINGS
-Q+A= Lets get started with all the questions!
-Getting started, the first critical steps to having a successful business
-Marketing & how to get booked
-What apps & tools will make your life 100% easier
-All the tricks I wish someone would have told me years ago!
-Finding out about yourself, what do you really want to shoot?
-Getting the RIGHT clients
-How to get to shoot what you really want to shoot
-How to maintain a profitable business while doing what you love
-How to add authenticity into your work
-Shoots tricks and styles
Stop FOR FOOD!!!!
Computer stuff! Work flow, editing, posting, blogging
5pm- First shoot ( a family, couple or boudoir- this will be chosen by the attendees prior to the date)
Not only will these be photos for your portfolio, but I will being going through my shooting style & settings as we go.
630pm- RESET! well go through what we’ve shot & any questions that have arouse from the shoot.
Well have time to debrief and discuss before the sunset shoot
8pm- The big Shoot! (Bridal, Couple or family) Attendees choice!
water shoot anyone???
Once again I will help you direct & talk about my settings
940pm- Sunset! and that’s a wrap!
Afterwards everyone is welcome for my post summer shoot ritual of drinks by the fire!
50% due at time of reservation 50% due 1 week prior to date
In order to keep it laid back & a close group, I will only be taking on 5 attendees