Q: Will there be models or table mockups for the students to photograph?
A: Yes. There will be at least one "bride and groom" (the goal is to have them in wedding attire if possible), as well as a simple table mockup for demonstrating and practicing lighting scenarios. Since this workshop is focused on learning lighting and not gaining portfolio material, these will not be professional models or a fully stylized table setup. There will also be portions of the workshop where the students will be paired off to practice a lighting technique on a fellow student.
Q: How often will this workshop be held?
A: Normally, I exclusively do one-on-one OCF classes throughout the year in my home. This is the first large workshop I've done in 4 years, and the first one I've held at a real wedding venue. :) Depending on the demand for this workshop, I will likely do more in the future, perhaps annually. But do keep in mind that primarily, I'm a wedding photographer, not a workshop host- I'm out there shooting! If you're interested in this workshop, the best thing to do is to go for it now. <3
Q: Will this class be focused on speedlights or strobes?
A: Both will be addressed in the discussion portions, and some of the shooting will be with strobes if students have brought them. The class will focus on speedlights as the default since it's not assumed that all students will have or wish to bring strobes. (demonstrations of using a strobe will also be included) However, do keep in mind that the primary focus of this workshop will be to teach you CONCEPTS of light that will apply to any kind of lighting source you eventually wish to use. :)
Q: When is payment due?
A: The form on this page will accept either payment for the full workshop amount of $300 or a half payment of $150 (with the remainder due at the workshop via cash or check) in order to hold your slot.
Q: Can I get a refund if I change my mind about coming?
A: Since your payment holds your spot (meaning that others can't book if the class is full), it's necessary for me to make it non-refundable. If there is a true emergency (such as a hospitalization of you or your immediate family member), I would be happy to be reasonable and arrange a refund. However, in general, booking this class means making a commitment to yourself to make this happen so that you can get to the next level of photography skill. Let's do this!
Q: Is this workshop only for wedding photographers?
A: Nope! I mostly photograph weddings and couples, so those are mostly the images that I have to show. However, the concepts that I'll be teaching you apply to newborns, families, boudoir, headshots/corporate, seniors- just about anything you shoot! (in fact, I personally do use these techniques when shooting newborns and seniors!) If you want to be in control of the light when you shoot, this workshop is for you.
Q: What if I have a terrible time and you're mean and stinky and a possum bites me?
A: Well, first of all, I promise to take a shower that day (and even to wear grownup pants!). I truly do want you to enjoy the class and come away feeling like you truly learned a lot. If, after the class, you decide that you didn't get what was promised on this info page, I will refund you in full. ...and, while I can't control mother nature or her little creatures, I promise to wade into any tall grass first and take one for the team. ;)