Learnfest! Thank you everyone for your support~I am SO excited about this! Learnfest and ImageX will be my final two workshops. "The Learnfest program was aptly named, built as a true learnfest for portrait photographers who are ready to take their business to the next creative and strategic level. Join Audrey Woulard, Tamara Lackey, Laura Novak and I for an all-inclusive 3-day/3-night learnfest that runs from September 23rd to September 25th at picturesque, unspoiled Bald Head Island, located off the coast of North Carolina. Experience in-depth instruction on shooting, post-production, marketing, business strategy, revenue generation, and studio and daily workflow. Redefine what success can mean in the portrait photography business. Interact in small groups of 15, meeting with each instructor throughout the course of 3 days as part of an overall program that is tailored to deliver a comprehensive leaning experience for the portrait photographer. Network with other photographers from around the world, in addition to the hosts, in an environment built to encourage sharing and connection. And offer yourself the opportunity to completely focus on imporoving your skills, your business, and your future in photography in an invironment that fully encourages you to step away from the pace of every day work/life." Registration is full with a waitlist. Given the high level of interest we've received for a 2009 workshop, please send an email through the site if you are interested in attending a future learnfest....*if* one is offered at Bald Head Island or at another location. (No promises though *wink* !) Visit www.thelearnfest.com for the 411!
Earlier this year I attended Ben Sasso’s Heck Yeah Photo Camp located in Joshua Tree, CA. I had never been to Southern California, much less explored it’s incredible coast. For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to look down the coastline of Big Sur or see the Sequoias. After some super last minute travel planning, I found myself with 3 photographer partners for an amazing adventure. We decided we would start at sunrise in Joshua Tree, head south to Salvation Mountain and the Imperial Sand Dunes and then begin our trip north where we would end a week later in San Francisco.
There were so many beautiful maternity portraits I wanted to take during my pregnancy that I soon felt overwhelmed trying to decide on just a few for one photography session, so instead made an entirePinterest board ofMaternity Shoot Inspiration that I could tackle one at a time on a weekly basis. So my suggestion is to create an inspiration mood board as your first step to a self portrait, even if it's just a one-time shoot.