Dani Diamond

Capturing Light & Developing Your Style in Post Production

Dani is a world renowned fashion and portrait photographer and retoucher. Between his very unique method of shooting with natural light and his toning and retouching, Dani stands apart from the crowd and has a tremendous following. 

Kate McElwee

Kate McElwee

Creating Informational Movies for Your Website

Learn how to create a simple yet highly effective marketing piece for your website. We will explore the basics of video and audio collection, then dive into creating a multimedia piece that you can share with prospective and current clients.

Kate is a Boston wedding photographer and blends documentary coverage with kick-ass portraits. Her work has been awarded by Fearless Photographers, ISPWP, and WPJA, and she was recently named Best Wedding Photographer by Boston Magazine's Best of Boston 2015.

Sarah Dugan

Sarah Dugan

Getting Down and Dirty in the Daylight: Cyanotype and Salt Printing

Cyanotypes and Salt Printing are two alternative processes that have seen a resurgence in the world of photography. 

I’ve been an artist my whole life…and a working photographer for 18 years.
I love caffeine and chocolate.
I am learning to push myself as hard as I push back.

Wendell Fernandes

Wendell Fernandes

Faithful Moments and Relationships: Getting To the Heart of the Story

We will talk about relationships, transforming past of hardships into joyful, full of emotion photographs. We'll see how light can transform ones interpretation, and how relationships are just as crucial and important as to delivering amazing products.

My life has always been filled with art, light, composition and creativity. Being in the creative industry since 5 years old, I only found out about photographs and how powerful they would become, about 7 years ago when I was first introduced to digital photography. 

Petronella Lugemwa

Petronella Lugemwa

Multicultural Weddings: How to Attract the Client & Win Big

If you want to understand what makes multicultural weddings different, how to attract and win over the multicultural wedding client, this workshop is for you.

Petronella Lugemwa, multicultural wedding photographer and expert, was born in Uganda, grew up in Zimbabwe and moved to Birmingham, Alabama at age 10. 

She has lived, traveled and photographed weddings worldwide. 

Phillip Blume

Phillip Blume

Light Makes Right: The Rise of a Benevolent Portable Flash Master

Neither a camera nor the barrel of a lens can give you the power to hone your craft or dominate your market as a photographer. Only a mastery of light can do that! Play with the Blumes as you experiment with various off-camera flash techniques and various equipment (from cheap to pricey) to get the desired result during every part of a hectic wedding day.

Phillip & Eileen Blume are award-winning, socially conscious creatives just crazy enough to believe art can change the world. Their rural home studio was named an official "fastest-growing business" and serves clients worldwide. 

Rebecca Ickes

Rebecca Ickes

All About Albums: How Serving Your Client Serves Your Bottom Line
Albums don’t have to be scary. In this course, we’ll discuss together the hurdles that are keeping you from offering albums. We will also explore the obstacles that are slowing down your current album process. We’ll then create solutions together, giving you the knowledge and ability to deliver your couple’s perfect heirloom in less than 12 weeks after their wedding!! Your clients are happy to have their album, your team is excited about the streamlined process, and your bank account is beaming with all those album upgrades. Everyone wins!

Rebecca Ickes has run her namesake studio, Rebecca Marie Photography, full-time for over 7 years. She believes deeply in the power of helping families create a legacy through photography to share with future generations. Based in Chicago, she’s still a farm girl at heart.

Joel Wiebner

Crafting a Consistent Post-Production Style

Strong and consistent photography needs a strong and consistent post production finish. Like the soundtrack to a great movie your post processing style should compliment the theme and highlight the meaning in your images. I will talk about recognizing trends in your own work that you can use to build an overall style.

I photograph people. Most of the people I photograph can only be described in mushy terms like loving, doting, caring and affectionate. I like to photograph these people while they are walking hand in hand, hugging and sometimes decked out in formal wear while totally making out. I have been working in this strange Peeping Tom genre of photography for 15 years and counting.

David Murray

David Murray

Image Critique Jedi Master

A fixture in the Inspire community, David will be present to offer his insightful and sensitive feedback on your images and portfolio curation.

David is a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award runner-up, as well as 1st place/Spot News in the POYi. He has traveled the world for news publications including, Agence France-Presse, The New York Times, The Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Time Magazine and as a part-time picture editor for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Kristi Odom

Kristi Odom

The Power of the Personal Project

How can photographers follow their passions and set themselves apart in an industry driven by trend and tradition? Multiple award-winning photographer Kristi Odom will illustrate how her own love of nature and conversation has helped her target her ideal wedding client while developing a unique voice in the industry.

Kristi Odom is a wedding and nature photographer who is based in Washington DC, and most at home while exploring the world. From destination weddings in Thailand to conservation projects in the jungles of Borneo, she is dedicated to documenting the vast beauty in the world around us. 

Jen Rozenbaum

Jen Rozenbaum

Boudoir Photography

Jen Rozenbaum embraces her femininity while allowing women to embrace their own.  By daring her clients to shed their clothes, they begin to shed their inhibitions.  In just seven years, Jen has found a burgeoning audience in the intimate photography market.  She proves that you can own your world if you live fearlessly, think audaciously and act spontaneously.

Andrew " Fundy" Funderburg

Andrew " Fundy" Funderburg

The Power of the Print in Your Business

Andrew “Fundy” Funderburg, – photography expert and industry visionary – has a passion for people, capturing emotions and telling their stories through print.  He is the creator of the Fundy Design Suite software platform and the founder of Fundy Software.

The Scobeys

Building a Business that Supports Your Dreams

This class will teach you how to create a workflow that becomes a life raft your dreams. We will teach you how to selectively choose your input and set yourself up for success in the things that REALLY matter; to alter the systems that stifle you, and to create new systems that help you tap into your incredible potential.

Graham + Ashley held hands on the first night that they met ­ fifteen years ago. Between then and now they’ve dreamed their way from Los Angeles to Connecticut to Atlanta. They’ve worked on Oscar nominated films, they’ve built an internationally recognized photography studio, and they were named one of the 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography by Rangefinder Magazine. 

Vanessa Joy

Vanessa Joy

Don't Be Afraid of Off-Camera Flash

Learn with Vanessa while she shows you how she eased into using OCF consistently for her natural light style portfolio, gives you tips and tricks to using it quickly and effectively to prepare you for using it yourself in the field. By the end of this workshop, you'll have the confidence you need to start implementing off camera flash into your shooting repertoire with ease.

Vanessa Joy has been an influential wedding photographer in the photography community for years. Starting her photographic journey in 1998, she has since earned 5 college degrees, started her own business in 2008, and began teaching around the world in 2009. Recognized for her talent and more so her business sense, her clients love working with her and industry peers love to learn from her generous, informative and open-book style of teaching.

Huy Nguyen

Huy Nguyen

Authentic Photojournalism Doesn't Mean Being a Fly on the Wall

Huy Nguyen was a successful photojournalist and wedding photographer in Dallas, TX until 2010 when he founded the Fearless Photographers directory. His photography emphasized quirky, candid, moments that constantly surprised and delighted his clients. Huy Nguyen is also the founder of the Foundation Workshops, the world's most challenging photography workshops for wedding photographers since 2002, and Stay Strong, a supportive organization for professional photographers.

Spencer Lum

Building a Profitable Brand

The more competitive the climate, the harder it becomes to stand out and take a brand from attractive to profitable. In this talk, Spencer will walk you through the real principles that make people say "Heck yeah!" and pay more for it, as well as why a deep connection with your photography is more vital for business now than ever.

Spencer is a storyteller with an indelible belief in raw humanity of the picture. With over a decade of experience running 5 West Studios (www.5weststudios.com), his work combines influences from fine art and photojournalism. He has also enjoyed time as a designer, creative director, and filmmaker. Spencer is the founder of the industry blog, Ground Glass (www.ground-glass.com), a resource dedicated to helping photographers build sustainable businesses, and he is a doting husband and father of two beautiful children in Brooklyn, NY.     

Tyler Wirken

Tyler Wirken

Tyler Wirken is dedicated to educating photographers in the craft of documentary photography and visual storytelling. Tyler has made a name for himself in the industry as being one of the best wedding photojournalism educators. In addition to being named Top 10 Wedding Photographers by American Photo Magazine, Tyler has taught at the renowned Foundation Workshop for over 10 years...

Carla Ten Eyck

Carla Ten Eyck

It All Starts With You: Be An Excellent Human Being

It’s time to take control back in your business, your personal life and what you put out to the world. We attract what we put out there for everyone to see! It is all connected, and will either set you up for your idea of success or failure. Come ready to workshop these ideas, share openly about what you struggle with, leave with a plan and most importantly a community who will support you!

Carla has been joyfully photographing weddings for the past 13 years all over the New England area and beyond. She received her BFA in photojournalism from the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology in 1995. Carla’s segue into documenting weddings was natural and combined her best skill sets of photographing people, moments and emotions with style, beauty and a sense of humor.