I am always so honoured when someone chooses to learn from me. Newborn (and maternity!) photography comes with so many challenges and I know many people get very overwhelmed with all the visuals out there...there is so much information from equipment to lighting to props to accessories to post processing etc... My biggest advice, especially if you are just starting out, is to take a breath and start at the beginning. Learn the basics first then your personal style will naturally evolve. Learn how to do the simple things really well and the rest will come!
This is what I teach in my workshops. The beauty of simplicity and how to create it with minimal equipment and little to no props/accessories. You will learn how to create a gallery of beautiful, artistic images for your clients with just the use of your camera, light and simple, neutral backgrounds. I also teach you how to stretch your dollar and imagination by using simple items to create different looks to your images.
I shoot in studio with one strobe (Einstein) and typically a 35 mm or 50 mm lens. My backdrops are neutral - usually white, grey or black. Much of what I do with the studio light can be translated into natural light as my modifier (86" PLM umbrella) behaves much the way window light would. While the simple approach to art might not be for everyone it is certainly a excellent foundation on which you can further build your own creativity and vision.
Private workshop: $950 plus HST.
This includes a full day (9 am-5 pm) in my Oshawa, Ontario studio for a newborn and/or maternity mentoring session. Your mentoring fee includes access to a private group for follow up help in lighting, posing and editing. A light lunch and beverages/snacks are also included. These private workshops are custom tailored to your needs.
Topics of teaching would include preparing your clients, studio set up, posing, lighting, post processing - all pertaining to the art of simplicity and creating a beautiful minimalist gallery of images for your clients. Live models are used in these workshops for a more hands on experience.
Semi Private workshop: $775 plus HST each
Semi Private workshops are the same as the private workshop above, however this is for 2 photographers. Both photographers must book together at the same time.
For both options above a 50% deposit is required to secure the date. The balance is due no later than 1 week prior to your mentoring day.
Travel private/semi private workshops may be available. Please contact me for more information and pricing!
Group Workshops: Small on location group workshops are also available. If you are interested in hosting a small group workshop in your studio please inquire for more details.
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