Chicago – Fashion Lifestyle Photography Workshop – June 15, 16, 17, 18, 2021

The Photography Workshop Series presents a MAD MEN Fashion Workshop on Lifestyle Photography in Chicago on June 15, 16, 17, 18,  2021. Directed by Celebrity Lifestyle Advertising Photographer and TV Director & Host, Kevin Michael Schmitz, you will take your career to the highest level! This Elite Photographic Experience will be focused on shooting a World Class Lifestyle Portfolio with Top Agency Represented Models, World Class Fashion Stylists and Epic Locations! Over the last 11 Years of The Photography Workshop Series, our students have been published in 175 Magazines with 10 Covers! You will learn art direction, posing and executing an evocative and expressive Lifestyle Ad Campaign that you will command a set and photograph for your own portfolio. You will learn all aspects of branding, marketing & maximizing your photographic business and connect major photographic industry decision makers as panelists. Learn the secrets of high end lighting & natural light manipulation for shooting major ad campaigns! The Extra Shoot Day on Fashion Lifestyle Photography will be available and highly recommended for those enrolled to double the size of your portfolio during the experience in Chicago!

June 15, 2021 – The Essentials Day is focused on Maximizing your Business as a photographer and art directing a high Lifestyle Advertising Campaign. You will have the opportunity to storyboard aesthetically powerful and emotive photographic images to develop an elite photographic portfolio. You will art direct under the guidance of world famous Celebrity Fashion Advertising Photographer and TV Director & Host, Kevin Michael Schmitz Represented by Jorge Perez Reps. You will learn proven strategies to maximize profits as a self-employed photographer with your own unique style of work and develop yourself with a strong presence in your niche industry. Our guest panelists will be an Executive Creative Director from an ad agency or Photography Agent Who Represents Top Photographers. This networking opportunity will give you the opportunity to connect with top decision makers and have your portfolio reviewed by an expert. We will be going into detail about the business of photography, marketing, and negotiating usage rights and creative fees, networking, and self-promotion. You will have an in-depth lesson on editing, post-production, retouching, color correction and consultation from a world class retoucher. Most importantly, we will help you strategize, design and implement your marketing campaign to reach key clients in commercial and consumer photography to take your business to the highest level!

June 16, 2021 – Lifestyle Health & Wellness Advertising Photoshoot Day will include You Commanding a Set and Photographing a Health & Wellness Lifestyle Ad Campaign for 6 Solid Hours with a Completely Hands-On Shooting Experience. You will photograph World Class Top Models from the Major Agencies in Chicago. You will have access to $100,000 of high end location & studio lighting & photographic equipment that will give you the opportunity to shoot a Lifestyle Advertising Story at the highest level. Learning all aspects of advanced location lighting and manipulation of natural light, you will create a dynamic lifestyle story that will take your portfolio to the highest level. You will work with a top Celebrity Fashion Styling Team and world class Makeup and Hair Stylist with a team of assistants to maximize the look, feel and style of your editorial. This will be the opportunity of a lifetime as you create some of the greatest images of your career and command a set that is equivalent of a $50,000 per day production to create a powerful body of work to market to major brands!

June 17, 2021 – MAD MEN Fashion Editorial Photoshoot Day will entail You Commanding a Set and Photographing fashion editorial for 6 Solid Hours with a Completely Hands-On Shooting Experience. You will shoot a vintage MAD MEN Fashion Editorial with World Class Top Fashion Models from the Top Agencies in Chicago. You will have access to $100,000 of high-end location & studio lighting & photographic equipment that will give you the opportunity to shoot a fashion lifestyle editorial at the highest level. Learning all aspects of light modification, ProFoto Equipment and Manipulation of Natural Light with Giant Scrims and Bounces, you will create a cinematic fashion story that will take your portfolio to the highest level. You will work with a top Celebrity Fashion Styling Team and world-class Makeup and Hair Stylist with a team of assistants to maximize the look, feel and style of your editorial. This will be the opportunity of a lifetime as you create some of the greatest images of your career and command a set that is equivalent of a $50,000 per day production. Photographers who attended our workshops are now published in VOGUE, FLAUNT, Marie Claire, ELLE Magazine and The LA Fashion Magazine and are even represented by top photography agents worldwide!

June 18, 2021 – Fashion Editorial Photoshoot Day will entail You Commanding a Set, photographing another high end fashion editorial and Filming an epic fashion film for 6 Solid Hours with a Completely Hands-On Shooting Experience. You will shoot another high end vintage Fashion Editorial with World Class Top Fashion Models from the Top Agencies in Chicago. You will have access to $100,000 of high-end location & studio lighting & photographic equipment that will give you the opportunity to shoot a fashion lifestyle editorial at the highest level. Learning all aspects of light modification, ProFoto Equipment and Manipulation of Natural Light with Giant Scrims and Bounces, you will create a cinematic fashion story that will take your portfolio to the highest level. You will work with a top Celebrity Fashion Styling Team and world-class Makeup and Hair Stylist with a team of assistants to maximize the look, feel and style of your editorial. This will be the opportunity of a lifetime as you create some of the greatest images of your career and command a set that is equivalent of a $50,000 per day production. Photographers who attended our workshops are now published in VOGUE, FLAUNT, Marie Claire, ELLE Magazine and The LA Fashion Magazine and are even represented by top photography agents worldwide!

Business
Essentials

Day 1
$1795
$ 1295
  • ( DAY 1 ONLY )
  • Day 1 You will learn advanced marketing strategies, business tactics as a photographer, and how to art direct a high-end advertising campaign. We teach you the strategies and give you the tools to take your business to the highest level!
  • Develop creative concepts for shoot day
  • Discussion with Guest panelists: Ad agency Executive Creative Director or Photography Agents
  • Develop a cohesive photographic portfolio
  • Learn proven strategies to maximize profits
  • Learn How to Produce a Large Scale Advertising Campaign & Fashion Editorial
  • Connect and market to top industry decision makers
  • Expert portfolio review from major industry decision makers
  • Design and implement marketing strategies to reach key clients in commercial and consumer photography.
  • Negotiate usage rights and creative fees
  • Create detailed proposals priced correctly to land jobs
  • Editing, post-production, retouching and color correction
  • 1-on-1 post-workshop consult with our Director, Kevin Michael Schmitz to review your portfolio, website, marketing initiatives, and any other questions
Basic

Photoshoot #1 Lifestyle Campaign

Day 2
$4495
$ 3995
  • ( DAY 1 & 2 )
  • Day 2 is the opportunity of a lifetime as you create some of the greatest images of your career and command a set that is the equivalent of a $60,000 per day production, allowing you to create a powerful body of work that can be used to market to major brands and clients!
  • Everything from Day 1, PLUS:
  • Photograph a High-End Lifestyle Ad Campaign
  • Work directly with top celebrity Fashion Styling Team, and world-class Makeup & Hair Stylists to maximize the look, feel and style of your shoot
  • Command a $60k per day production set
  • 6+ hours of immersive, hands-on shooting experience
  • Shoot world-class top models from major agencies worldwide
  • Access to a multi-million dollar high-end location
  • $100,000 of studio lighting & photographic equipment at your disposal
  • Staff of assistants to help create and capture your vision
  • Learn all aspects of advanced location lighting and how to manipulate natural light
  • Shoot a dynamic lifestyle story to create a world-class portfolio
GOLD

Photoshoot #2 MADMEN Fashion

Day 3
$7190
$ 6690
  • ( ALL 3 DAYS )
  • Day 3 brings you to an entirely new location and set where you will create a whole new and unique set of epic images for your portfolio. You‘ll shoot at a new setting with different models, stylists, wardrobe, props, etc.
  • Everything from Day 1 & 2, PLUS:
  • We take you to a new, epic location
  • 6+ solid hours photographing 3-4 different world-class Top Models in a completely different setting
  • Shoot a Fashion Editorial at the highest level
  • Learn all aspects of light modification, and manipulation of natural light with giant scrims and bounces
  • Create cinematic fashion story that will take your portfolio to the highest level
  • Photographers who attended our workshops are now published in VOGUE, FLAUNT, Marie Claire, ELLE Magazine and The LA Fashion Magazine, and are even represented by top photography agents worldwide!
PLATINUM

Photoshoot Vintage #3 Fashion Editorial

Day 4
$9890
$ 9390
  • ( ALL 4 DAYS )
  • Day 4 brings you to an entirely new location and set where you will create a whole new and unique set of epic images & video for your portfolio and reel. You‘ll shoot at a new setting with different models, stylists, wardrobe, props, etc.
  • Everything from Day 1 , 2, 3 PLUS:
  • We take you to another new, epic location
  • 6+ solid hours photographing 3-4 different world-class Top Models in a completely different setting
  • Shoot a World Class Fashion Film & Editorial at the highest level
  • Learn all aspects of light modification, and manipulation of natural light with giant scrims and bounces
  • Create cinematic fashion film that will take your video reel to the highest level
  • Our attendees have filmed top tier broadcast quality video production and published photographic editorials
PREMUM