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Lighting Workshop Update

Things are pretty much in place for all three of the upcoming workshops, now.  Registration for Phoenix is open HERE. The Saturday, November 12th session is nearly sold out, but the Sunday session still has plenty of room.

The Ronda, Spain workshop now has a date! Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 26th! I’m still working on getting registration up and running for that one, but if you’re interested, shoot me an email and I’ll pencil you in, and I’ll make sure you know immediately when the PayPal link is operational.

And Calgary….remember that there are two different workshops in place for this long weekend: a “basic” one-day workshop, and an “Advanced” two-day workshop. The “advanced” one is The One some of you have been waiting for. I’m really stoked about it, we’ll be going way past basic lighting and exposure, and getting into the real art of interiors. And exteriors. And twilights, post-production, portfolios….you name it. Don’t come unless you’ve got plenty of stamina, because I’m going to pack these two days with a LOT of stuff. The Camera Store hasn’t gotten this on their Events Calendar yet, but I assure you that it’s on for November 18th (beginner), 19th & 20th (Advanced). Registration will be through their site. I’ll put something here when they make it live, but it wouldn’t hurt to give them a call and ask to be placed on a list.



This should make a few people happy. Today I’m announcing three new workshops – one in Canada, one in the US, and one in Europe.

Workshops are great fun – I get to meet a bunch of talented photographers, and hang out with them for a day or two with no client pressure, no deadlines, no hassles….just photography! I think I’ve now taught 30 or 40 of these, in 5 countries, and I’ve gotten to the point where I think it’s a pretty good day. You can search this blog under the term “workshop” for a few good posts that deal with past events.


Over the coming 10 days, I’ll do a separate post for each of these workshops with all the detailed info I have, but here’s the bullet for them now:

First up will be Phoenix, Arizona. Once again, I’m hosted by Lennar (this will be my third time teaching in a Lennar model in Phoenix) and we’ll be in their newest development, Layton Lakes. This is on the calendar for Saturday, November 12th, and Sunday November 13th. It’s a one-day workshop, so you’d only attend one of those days. You can register for this workshop today, by clicking on this link.

Next, a return to Calgary, Alberta, with my friends at The Camera Store. This one has been cooking for a long time (I was talking with Jim Slobodian about this before I had even left town following my last trip there). Jim and I have worked hard to produce what may be the coolest workshop I’ve ever done. This will be November 18th, 19th and 20th. There will be a one-day “beginners” day (the 18th), geared towards folks who are just getting their feet wet with interiors, but then we’ve planned a two-day “advanced” workshop that will really get into the hard stuff. I’ll be assuming that you’ve got the fundamentals down, and we’ll look at where you can go from there. We’ll be shooting twilights, reviewing student work on the big screen, and spending time on post-processing using Lightroom and Photoshop. I can promise you this: you’ll be very, very tired by the end of day two! Registration is not ready yet, but watch this blog for a special post soon.

Finally, Spain. This one will be good. We’ll be in the ancient village of Ronda (about an hour and twenty minutes from Marbella), shooting a sprawling country estate set against the Andalusian hills. Great opportunities for shooting killer exteriors, and a variety of interiors, from small bedrooms to elegant dining. This is still in the planning stages, but will take place in the last week of November. I’ll have details ASAP, again, watch this blog for a separate post about this. If you’re interested, shoot me an email and I’ll put you on the list.

That’s it for now — again, I’ll be detailing all of these over the next 1o days, so stay tuned!