MONDAY MORNING INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS

Are you looking to expand your #inspire2018 experience by showing up early, and adding on a more in-depth workshop? Then these intensive classes are just what you are looking for! Our crew of kickass instructors will be leading a wide range of classes, including hands-on shooting, editing and posing seminars, as well as comprehensive and honest roundtable discussions geared towards improving your business, and your life.

Monday Morning Intensive Workshops are optional and an additional fee.
You need to be registered for #inspire2018 to be able to sign up for any of these workshops. Space is very limited per class, and will be filled on a first registered, first served basis. Refreshments are provided for all intensive classes.

Check out the workshop leaders below, and then click on any of them to nab a spot and sign up to get your all-out learn on! 

 


KRISTEN KALP

Roundtable - Into the Depths

We'll dive quickly and deeply into what's ailing you -- YOU, specifically -- in this one-on-one meets group mashup of truth and vulnerability and laughter and (probably) tears and all the ways we fight so hard to not feel the things that we most need to feel.  

Limited to 10 participants
Duration: 3 hours (break provided)
Need: an open mind, honesty and courage. Also, tissues.

Read some of Kristen's poetry HERE


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GURMINDER BANGA

Hands-on - South Asian Weddings: Way More Than Just Color. 

The world of Indian weddings takes wedding photography, and event photography overall, to a whole new level. From bright colours and even brighter smiles, Indian weddings are a combination of sights and sounds unlike anything you have ever seen before. And while everything may be larger in scale, there is something as intimate and personal about each wedding as there is about each couple. This workshop is designed to teach you the ins and outs of Indian Weddings, from the first moments, to the last guest to leave the dancefloor, and everything in between!

The first half of the workshop will be a discussion on South Asian weddings, with tips and tricks on how to approach one. 
The second half will be a styled shoot where we put those tips and tricks into practice.

Limited to 10 participants
Duration: 4 hours (break provided)
Need: editing software, laptop, camera gear.

Some of Banga's work:

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ELIZABETH BLANK

Hands-on - Underwater Photography.

Utilizing the Heritage's beautiful indoor pool, Elizabeth will introduce attendees to the amazing world of underwater photography. After an overview of products on the market, Elizabeth will fully discuss her exact process for preparing for and shooting underwater sessions. There are many different considerations to take into account when shooting underwater and these will each be fully covered (topics will include: gear - both camera gear as well as personal gear -- i.e. use of mask, snorkel, weighted belt, anchored weights, camera settings, lighting, posing client prep, etc.). Once pre-session details and the shooting process are covered, students will have the opportunity to shoot side-by-side with Elizabeth as they photograph a model underwater.  

The indoor pool at the Heritage is situated under an expansive skylight which mimics the Louvre and will allow natural light to beautifully enter the water. After the shooting portion of this Intensive class, the group will reconvene and cover the topic of editing underwater images and how to take those dull, one-dimensional images from lackluster at best to incredible, vibrant works of art!

Limited to 8 participants
Duration: 4 hours (break provided)
Need: camera gear, underwater housing (if you have it - if not, some loaner gear will be available for you to use), swimsuit, editing software, laptop

 

Some of Elizabeth's work: 

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CHRISTINA MATTEUCCI

Roundtable - Conquering the Luxury Market.

With over 16 years of experience in the luxury wedding and event industry, as the second-in-command at David Beahm Experiences, Christina knows the ins and outs of what luxury clients and event planners are looking for when it comes to hiring a photographer. 
She will share what helps a photographer stand out, what it is really like to be a part of a creative team for large-scale, exclusive events, what planners and designers are looking for from their visual team, and how to cultivate longstanding relationships with creative partners.

Christina will also give in-depth portfolio reviews from a luxury planner's perspective, answering why her team would or wouldn't hire you, based on your online presence and what you show the world. 

Limited to 12 participants
Duration: 3 hours (break provided)
Need: laptop, portfolio, access to website

Some of David Beahm Experiences' work: 

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CASEY MCCAULEY

Getting Real: The Truth-Teller Photographer.

Our lives are made up of millions of moments. Somewhere, within these moments, we become who we are. We all have unique stories to tell with memories that deserve a voice. So, Let’s be honest and let’s get real.  Let’s learn to preserve those moments that will become family heirlooms.  Join me on a half day, small group intensive workshop, where we will explore a documentary approach to family photography. We will discuss the techniques and methods of shooting, philosophies of creating family narratives, and finding your voice within them.  

Limited to 10 participants
Duration: 3-4 hours (break provided)
Need: camera gear

Some of Casey's work: 

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KENNY NAKAI

Hands-on - Fine Art Portrait Lighting and Posing.

Learn how to light a portrait in an easier, yet similar style to Vanity Fair photographers Annie Leibovitz + Mark Seliger. We'll teach you the recipe, you bring the hot sauce!

You will learn some basic principles behind the low key portrait. Explore different modifiers to achieve the look you want, and spend time photographing different models working to achieve beautiful Fine Art portraits with posing and lighting.

The second half of our workshop will consist of editing and post-processing, and reviewing our work. 

Limited to 12 participants
Duration: 3-4 hours (break provided)
Need: laptop, editing software, camera gear
 

Some of Kenny's work: 

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TRACY SWEENEY

 

Hands-On - Inventive newborn Portraiture Styling.

International award winning photographer Tracy Sweeney of Élan Studio will demonstrate inventive ways to style newborns to craft images beyond ordinary newborn portraiture. Tracy will show you how to make your newborn images emotional and distinguishable, so they stand out and drive more leads, in a saturated newborn photography market.
1. Style newborns to create images that evoke emotion
2. Learn how to craft distinguished newborn portraits that capture attention and drive more leads
3. Explore ways to separate your newborn photography in a saturated market.

Limited to 6 participants
Duration 4 hours (break provided)
Need: laptop, editing software, camera gear

Some of Tracy's work: 

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ALEXSANDRA WICIEL

Hands-on - F**k Photoshop.

In this intensive class, we go deeper, focusing on framing your subjects, scoping out a space for potential awesomeness, even more nifty tricks and sneaky tips for creating killer in-camera images, and working on adding new and exciting work to our portfolios as we follow a couple through a faux-wedding day, from the Prep to the Party. 

Afterwards, we will sit down and go through our images together, and I'll show you how I tweak them with minimal effort, and how you can deliver seriously cool photos to your clients without ever needing Photoshop. 

Limited to 9 participants
Duration: 4 hours (break provided) 
Need: laptop, camera gear, OCF, triggers

Some of Alexsandra's work: 

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CHARMI PATEL PEÑA

Roundtable - Women In Business: An honest discussion on feminism in Photography.

Join Charmi as she leads an all-female, in-depth, no holds barred roundtable talk about what it really means to be a woman in today's photographic environment. The goal of this roundtable is to be able to assert your frustrations, share your stories, and come to a deeper understanding of finding your voice in a male-driven environment.  The topic of intersectional feminism will also be tackled, and together we will look to find ways to support one another and help shift the paradigm of feminism. 

Limited to 15 participants
Duration: 3 hours (break provided)
Need: An open mind
 

Some of Charmi's work: 

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HEATHER VICKERY

Roundtable - A Half Day Transformative Workshop to Prime You for Success

Start your Inspire week off right by joining Success Coach, Heather Vickery, for a hands-on workshop on cultivating professional and personal balance and abundance through self-care, communication, and authentic living. This workshop empowers you to take control of your life and the
path toward your vision by offering practical tools to help you become more proactive creators of your own success.

Heather will share her “5 Rules for Success” including clear goal-setting, creating boundaries, and taking responsibility for your success. This workshop will show you how to get clear on your vision and uncover what stops you from reaching your dream. Learn tools to help identify the fears
and pain points that keep you stuck. Heather will show you how to get unstuck and into action through proven tools, systems, and strategies for success!

You will leave this intensive fired up and ready to maximize your Inspire experience.

Limited to 20 participants
Duration: 4 hours (break provided)
Need: Access to your website, notebook, laptop (optional)

Learn more about Heather here: