The Photography Workshop Series presents an Elite Experience on High End Wedding & Portrait Photography in Napa Valley, California on October 6, 7, 8, 9, 2020 Directed by Celebrity Fashion Photographer and TV Director& Host Kevin Michael Schmitz. This Elite experience will be focused on photographing a High-End Wedding Editorial Photoshoot & Massive Scale Engagement Portrait Photoshoot with world-class Top Agency Represented Models and Top Agency Represented Fashion Stylists with Epic Locations!  This workshop is designed for Wedding & Portrait Photographers that want to take the next step in their careers and develop a world class portfolio and example wedding album that they can showcase to their clients to land those $10,000 to $15,000 Wedding Bookings.  Over the last 11 Years of The Photography Workshop Series, our attendees have been published in 175 Magazine Editorials with 10 Covers!  You will learn art direction, posing and executing an evocative and expressive Wedding & Engagement Editorial that you will command a set and photograph for your own portfolio. You will learn all aspects of branding, marketing & maximizing your consumer photography business and connect major photographic industry decision-makers as panelists.  Learn the secrets of high-end lighting & natural light manipulation for shooting high end wedding & portrait photography that will catapult you into a class all of your own so that you can demand higher prices from your clients.

 

October 6, 2020 – Wedding Business Essentials Day #1 is focused on Maximizing your Business as a wedding & portrait photographer and art directing a high-end Wedding & Engagement Editorial.  You will get to photograph a high Wedding Fashion in studio lighting demonstration on day 1 with a top tier agency represented fashion model.  You will have the opportunity to storyboard aesthetically powerful and emotive wedding images to develop an elite photographic wedding & portrait portfolio. You will art direct under the guidance of world famous Celebrity Fashion Photographer and TV Director & Host Kevin Michael Schmitz.  You will learn proven strategies to maximize profits as a self-employed wedding & portrait photographer with your own unique style of work and develop yourself with a strong presence in your niche industry. We will be going into detail about the business of photography, marketing, and adjusting your price list to maximize profitability as a wedding & portrait photographer.  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 consumer photography to take your business to the highest level!

 

October 7, 2020 – Photoshoot Day #2 will include You Commanding a Set and Photographing for 6 Solid Hours with a Completely Hands-On Fashion Engagement Portrait Shooting Experience.  You will shoot a High-End Engagement Portrait Fashion Shoot with World Class Models from the Top Agencies in San Francisco. This experience will give you the opportunity to develop a high end portfolio and have access to $100,000 of high-end location & studio lighting & photographic equipment that will give you the opportunity to shoot an engagement fashion story 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 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 engagement fashion editorial. This will be the opportunity of a lifetime as you create the greatest engagement portrait mages of your career and command a set of a real large scale 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!  This experience will give you a high end Engagement Portrait Portfolio that will give you an opportunity to offer higher tier pricing packages to your wedding & portrait clients. 

 

October 8, 2020 – Photoshoot Day #3 will include You Commanding a Set on location at an epic location and Photographing a High End Wedding Fashion Editorial.  You will be on location at one of the finest vineyards in all of Napa Valley with top tier agency represented fashion models from the Top Agencies in San Francisco.  You will be photographing for 6 Solid Hours with a Completely Hands-On Shooting Experience photographing a Wedding Story that will knock the sock off of your wedding clients and catapult you to the highest level of the wedding & portrait photography market.  You will have access to $100,000 of high-end location & studio lighting & photographic equipment that will give you the opportunity to photograph a timeless story that is straight out of a fairytale.  Learning all aspects of light modification, ProFoto Equipment and Manipulation of Natural Light with Giant Scrims and Bounces, you will create 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 the greatest wedding images of your career and command a set that is equivalent to 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! 

 

October 9, 2020 – Photoshoot Day #4  will include a 4th and final day of you Commanding a Set on location at an epic location and Photographing another Highly Styled  Wedding Fashion Editorial with a completely different cast of top tier models from the best agencies..  You will be on location at one of the finest vineyards in all of Napa Valley art directing, photographing and filming a wedding story for the ages. You will be photographing for 6 Solid Hours with a Completely Hands-On Shooting Experience photographing a Wedding Story that will give your wedding clients even more stunning imagery and video to drool over and get excited about your brand.  You will have access to $100,000 of high-end location & studio lighting & photographic equipment that will give you the opportunity to photograph a timeless story that is straight out of a fairytale.  Learning all aspects of light modification, ProFoto Equipment and Manipulation of Natural Light with Giant Scrims and Bounces, you will create 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 the greatest wedding images of your career and command a set that is equivalent to 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 & Shooting Experience

Day 1
$1795
$ 1295
  • ( DAY 1 ONLY )
  • Day 1 You will learn advanced marketing strategies & business tactics for Wedding & Portrait photographers. We teach you the strategies and give you the tools to take your photography business to the highest most profitable level!
  • Photograph Stage Bridal Fashion Editorial Photoshoot with a High End Agency Represented Fashion Model during our Lighting Demonstration!
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  • Develop a cohesive photographic portfolio specifically for bridal & portrait high end photography
  • Learn proven strategies to maximize profits & create a new pricing guide to maximize profits
  • Learn How to Produce a Large Scale Wedding Fashion Editorial
  • Discover New Ways of Obtaining those high end wedding clients
  • Expert portfolio review from major industry decision makers
  • Design and implement marketing strategies to reach key clients in commercial and consumer photography.
  • Develop Your Branding as a Photographer
  • 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 Fashion Engagement Editorial

Day 2
$4495
$ 3995
  • ( DAY 1 & 2 )
  • Day 2 is the opportunity of a lifetime as you command a set of a world class Fashion Engagement Photoshoot Editorial!
  • Everything from Day 1, PLUS:
  • Photograph a High-End Fashion Engagement Photoshoot Editorial worthy of National Publication
  • 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 Photographic & Video Production Set to Create the Strongest Images of Your Wedding & Portrait Career
  • 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 studio lighting with high end ProFoto Equipment
  • Shoot a dynamic Fashion Engagement Photoshoot story to create a world-class portfolio
GOLD

Photoshoot #2 Fashion Wedding Editorial

Day 3
$7190
$ 6690
  • ( ALL 3 DAYS )
  • Day 3 brings you on location where you will create a Staged Fashion Wedding Editorial Photoshoot with Brides, Grooms, Flower Girls that are all agency represented fashion models.
  • Everything from Day 1 & 2, PLUS:
  • Photograph on Location at Fabulous Vineyard in Napa Valley
  • 6+ solid hours photographing 3-4 different world-class Top Models in a completely different setting
  • Shoot a Fashion Editorial at the highest levelWedding
  • Learn all aspects of light modification, and manipulation of natural light with giant scrims and bounces
  • Create cinematic fashion wedding 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 #3 Fashion Wedding Editorial

Day 4
$9890
$ 9390
  • ( ALL 4 DAYS )
  • Day 4 brings you to another Massive Scale Wedding Fashion Editorial at a Fabulous Napa Valley Vineyard.
  • Everything from Day 1 , 2, 3 PLUS:
  • Command a set with an entire new cast of top models for a staged wedding
  • 6+ solid hours photographing 3-4 different world-class Top Models in a completely different setting
  • Shoot a World Class Wedding 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 wedding 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