Event: Outdoor photography workshop Aug 27, 2011 @ St. Paul, MN

Hey photography lovers, here’s your chance to get all your questions answered, IN PERSON! We’re hosting a limited space workshop (no more than 10) for those who are wanting to get hands-on help with their outdoor photography. Why such a small group? We want to keep it small to ensure everyone will have direct one-on-one interaction with us. There is no better way to learn than to have YOUR photos critiqued on the spot. You’ll spend the afternoon with both Kay and me. Together we’ll walk you through the many ways you can improve your outdoor photography… but most importantly, (unlike reading your camera manual) we will explain everything to you in plain English so you’ll be able to understand it =p.

So why are we hosting this? From our website, we get a lot of photography questions and it is difficult to answer all of them. The questions range from the basics to the more advanced. Even with a long-winded email answer, it is always better to explain it in person, then show you with camera in-hand. You will learn so much more/quicker when it’s actually shown to you rather than reading it from a book or manual. This is a chance for those of you who would rather be behind the camera to learn more! So while we are in the Midwest, here’s your chance to ask us your questions in person.

Outdoor Photography workshop details:

When: Saturday August 27th, 2011
Time: 2pm – 6pm
Where: St. Paul, MN
Location: will be sent via email to attendees (only room for 10. First come, first served)
Cost: $100 per person

We will start the day off indoors with a discussion on the principles of photography. Then, we will head outdoors to apply everything that was discussed. That’s the best way to learn! How many times have you read your camera manual and felt even more confused or felt like you didn’t learn anything!?. No this won’t be like a classroom where you doze off in 10 minutes. The whole afternoon will be an active discussion between you and us to keep you awake ;p

We will also take you through an actual photo session with a model and explain the principles behind outdoor photography (at least how we see it). YES, bring your gear! You’ll get a chance to apply what you learned earlier and take photos but then get feedback on the spot!

This is a great chance for some of you to see how we work, but most importantly, it is a chance to get out there and get a guided walkthrough on the principles of outdoor photography. Whether you just want to learn more about your camera, see how we create the photos from our portrait sessions, or simply want to greatly improve your family photos, you will definitely come away from this workshop with a better understanding of outdoor photography.

Some of the things we will go over:

  1. Our photography workflow: how we process our photos from camera to computer to web site to print
  2. Don’t let your gear limit you:
    – making the most of the gear you have
    – when and how you should upgrade to lower your costs.
    – gear recommendations. don’t buy gear you dont need.
  3. How to conquer your fear of manual mode
  4. Improve your composition and framing
  5. What is “depth of field” and how to conquer it
  6. How to use natural light to your advantage
  7. How to use speedlights to your advantage (on and off-camera)
  8. How and when to use light modifiers
  9. How to engage and get the most out of your subjects
  10. The business side of photography
  11. … and anything else you might want to discuss, dresses? =p

Outdoor Photography workshop details:

When: Saturday August 27th, 2011
Time: 2pm – 6pm
Where: St. Paul, MN
Location: will be sent via email to attendees (only room for 10. First come, first served)
Cost: $100 per person

Here’s your chance! Reserve your seat before they’re all gone. Use our Workshop Entry Form page to lock in your seat.

>> Workshop Entry Form <<

The Fine Print:

  • Entry fee must be paid online, in advance to reserve your seat. No entry fees will be accepted on the day of the workshop
  • Seats will be filled via first come first served (after confirmation of payment).
  • Location of meeting point will be sent out via email after confirmation of payment. We will start indoors on the principles of outdoor photography, then head outdoors to apply it.
  • We reserve the right to change the location or cancel this workshop at any time. But so far everything looks pretty definite 🙂
  • Entry fee is non-refundable. Entry fee will only be refunded if workshop is cancelled.

For Wisconsin photography junkies
You’d like to attend a workshop but you’re not in the St. Paul area? Leave us a comment below, we will also be in Wisconsin the first two weeks of September 2011. If there is enough interest we may host a workshop there as well.

  • Alyssa said:

    Hey, I'm in Wisconsin and would LOVE to be at a workshop! If it doesn't work out for you to have one in Wisconsin, I'd still like to try to get to this one! :)

  • Dorian said:

    I wish I could come to this but I'm in New York. Will you guys ever visit here?

  • Susan Lee said:

    when will you be in green bay or appleton KAY?

  • Susan Lee said:

    because I have a canon will the modes still be the same in the workshop teaching us? i have a canon 40d eos

  • xee said:

    oh yeah..i have a cannon too, i think its ok..since its basic camera setting and such right?

  • tyger said:

    We're very excited for this workshop as well! Regarding Canon or Nikon, it will not matter at all which brand you use... the principles will be the same.

  • aww wish i can make it too! next time u guys come back to cali, i expect for a workshop too! ^_^

  • Lisa V said:

    Come to Michigan!!! ;)

  • No.... I will be at a pre-season Vikings game that evening. :( Will need to confirm some times.

  • Pajhuab said:

    Will you guys be having a workshop in WI at all ???

  • Pajhuab said:

    *** I didn't read your whole post, before I posted up... But I am from WI, and would love to see you guys have a workshop here too...

  • Xee yang said:

    Are u guys filled up already for your workshop? I signed up and have not gotten an email. I am just too excite and anxious I guess! Let me knw

  • grace said:

    That is awesome! Wish I lived closer so I could get a quick crash course from you two!

  • Mai Yer said:

    This sounds like such a good deal! I love that you guys are offering this... Btw, all I have is just a cheap dslr (new to the dslr family). It sounds kind of intense when you say 'pack your gear'. I'd hate to be the only one who carries only a dslr and nothing more.

    • tyger said:

      @MaiYer When we say "pack your gear" we mean your camera, lens and a speedlight if you have one. Basically, just bring what you normally carry in your camera bag... no need to bring along lightstands, umbrellas etc.

  • Jenny said:

    OMG, if you guys should come to Wisconsin, Greenbay/Appleton Area, I would totally come to both indoor and outdoor session, you two had been my inspiration ever since I knew of your web page....

  • I live in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin and would love to attend a workshop if it is within my transportation abilities! $100 for a workshop? That's a steal! Other photographers usually charge $300 and up.

  • Joyce said:

    Is this filled up? :) I want to see you at work up close and personal. :)

  • Jean said:

    aw man! that's my birthday! it would've been fun! i've been wanting to go to one now in the area. . . finally got a dslr n an super excited to learn more.