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- we'll be keeping it simple to make sure that the focus is a great learning environment. 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: I have been teaching one-on-one flash classes for many years throughout my slow seasons. This is the third annual large OCF workshop, and I plan to keep up the habit! However, 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, 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. 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: $500 is due at the time of booking, with the rest due two weeks before the workshop.
Q: When can I schedule my one-on-one? Where will it be at?
A: One-on-ones are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and are completely flexible in time of day. I'll work with your schedule to find the right fit, I promise! In-person one-on-ones are held at my home in Grand Ledge, MI. Online one-on-ones are done via Google Hangouts.
Q: Can I get a refund if I change my mind about coming to the workshop?
A: Since your payment holds your spot (meaning that others can't book if the workshop 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, or convert your ticket to a future workshop. However, in general, booking this workshop 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! 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 I don't learn anything?
A: Well, first of all, I promise to take a shower that day (and even to wear pants like an adult person!). I truly do want you to enjoy the class and come away feeling like you've grown. If, after the class, you decide that you genuinely didn't get what was promised on this info page, I will refund you in full.