The Photography Workshop Series presents an Intensive Photography Workshop on Sports & Fitness, Health and Wellness Lifestyle Photography in Newport Beach, California on February 8 & 10, 2017 with an Option of an Extra Shoot Day on Slice of Life Advertising in Newport Beach on February 9, 2017. This Elite Workshop will be focused on art direction, posing and executing an evocative and expressive image maintaing a sense of reality with a caught in the moment fresh slice of life approach that is hot in the photographic industry right now. The Photography Workshop Series will be directing its only Newport Beach, Orange County, California Photography Workshop of 2017. We are casting Top Agency Represented Fitness & Sports Lifestyle Models for this epic experience where you will have the opportunity to photograph a high end Ad Campaign for your portfolio and learn all aspects of branding, marketing & maximizing your photographic business. Learn the secrets of high end lighting & natural light manipulation for shooting major ad campaigns! The Extra Shoot Day on Slice of Life Advertising will be available and highly recommended for those enrolled in the Newport Beach Workshop to double the size of your portfolio during the experience. Directed by Celebrity Advertising Photographer and TV Director & Host Kevin Michael Schmitz Represented by Jorge Perez Reps, you will will take your career to the highest level!
February 8, 2017 – The First Day is focused on Maximizing your Business as a photographer and art directing a high end Sports & Fitness, Health and Wellness Ad Campaign. Incorporating location lighting and manipulation of natural light, you will have the opportunity to storyboard an aesthetically powerful and emotive photographic images to develop an elite photographic portfolio. You will art direct under the guidance of world famous 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 panelist 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 have your portfolio reviewed by top expert and learn how to book major editorials and large scale ad campaigns. We will be going into detail about the business of photography, networking, self-promotion, marketing, and negotiating usage rights and creative fees. 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!
February 10, 2017 – The PhotoShoot Day on Sports & Fitness, Health and Wellness Extra PhotoShoot Day is the perfect opportunity to photograph for 6 Solid Hours as you build an elite portfolio. You will have the opportunity to photograph a large scale photographic advertising production that would typically cost over $50,000 Per Day! You will Art direct and shoot your own Sports & Fitness or Health and Wellness Advertising Campaign with Professional Top Agency Represented Fitness Models for a completely hands-on experience. Developing a cohesive story under the guidance of Successful Advertising Photographer Kevin Michael Schmitz, your images will push the limits of your photographic abilities and give you the opportunity to create valuable and commercially marketable Sports & Fitness, health and wellness imagery to book Major Ad Campaigns or develop an extremely high end consumer portfolio. You will learn advanced on-location lighting techniques & daylight manipulation to create a beautiful naturally lit advertising Campaign! Develop a strong and cohesive portfolio with the highest levels of production to catapult your photographic career to the next echelon.
February 9, 2017 – (Optional Extra Photoshoot Day) Photograph for 6 Solid Hours with a Completely Hands-On Shooting Experience where you will shoot a High End Slice of Life Lifestyle Advertising Campaign on Location in one of the most beautiful locations in Southern California, Newport Beach. You will be shooting time with top agency represented models and a top New York Fashion Styling Team and the makeup and hair stylist from America’s Next Top Model! This will be the opportunity of a lifetime as you build a portfolio that will take you to the highest echelon of the photographic industry and learn advanced location lighting techniques and manipulation of natural light with giant scrims and bounces and over $100,000 of High End Location Lighting Equipment. 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!