Today, I'm announcing two upcoming photography workshops. The Business of Photography Tuesday, June 11th 7-10 pm $45 Twin Cities Photography Group 2500 University Ave. St. Paul, MN
Time to assess? Time to reassess? Mid year is an excellent time to look critically at what you’re doing photographically. Perhaps you’ve started to earn a little money taking pictures and are asking yourself, “What’s next?” or “How far can I go?” Maybe you’ve attended some of the art fairs and have asked yourself, “Why not me?”
NEW CONTENT! If you’ve taken this workshop before, consider taking it again. More emphasis will be placed on marketing with new material covering social media marketing. There's a difference between being a photographer and having a photography business. This workshop will provide insight into professional photography and will introduce you to the tools you'll need to transition to and build a photography business.
Whether you're an emerging professional, straddling amateur/professional status, or just curious about what it takes to live and work as a pro, you'll find this workshop worthwhile. Professional photographers are almost all small business people. In this role, photographers must deal directly with accounting, legal, finance, real estate, and personnel decisions, not to mention sales and marketing. There's no such thing as saying, "That's not my department."
Photography is also a rare field because technology, innovation, and creativity are inextricably tied. Professional photographers need to possess a strong level of curiosity and be open to change. These qualities make it even more important to have a clear vision of what you're trying to do and a working knowledge of the mechanics that make a business run.
Subjects to be covered in this 3 hour workshop include: What is a professional photographer? What kind of a photographer are you or do you want to be? How much should I charge? How much can I make? Fundamentals of a business plan Effective marketing and networking Business mechanics: where to go for professional help The format of this Workshop is a conversation/discussion. Attendance will be limited to 20 to give everyone a chance to participate.
Architectural Photography: How To Shoot A Residential Interior Tuesday, June 25th 6-10 pm $125 (includes a $25 donation to the Goldstein Museum of Design) 1780 Shoreline Dr. Orono, MN
JOIN US FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY TO PHOTOGRAPH A PHILIP JOHNSON DESIGNED PRIVATE HOME
ABOUT PHILIP JOHNSON: One of America’s most renowned architects, Philip Johnson designed numerous prominent public and private buildings throughout the United States including the Seagram Building and the ATT Building (with the Chippendale roof) in New York City, the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA, as well as the IDS Center in Minneapolis. He is famous for his design of The Glass House (1949), a structure primarily comprised of glass walls.
The Orono house was built in 1954. Also filled with light and an expansive atrium, this home is essentially two boxes offset to form a large terrace overlooking Lake Minnetonka. The interior includes a notable private art collection and striking furnishings.
This 4-hour workshop consists of 3 parts:
Prior to the workshop, you’ll be sent several documents to lay a foundation for learning and to jump start your experience. The first part of the workshop will consist of a short discussion, tour of the residence, and some brief demonstration shooting. Under Steve’s supervision, participants will have the remainder of the workshop time to shoot pictures.
Concepts covered in material distributed before the workshop and taught during the workshop include: How an architectural photography project is structured. Choosing the views to be photographed. Composition. Staging. Lighting. Camera settings. High Dynamic Range (HDR) shooting.
Pre-requisites for this workshop include: Working knowledge of your DSLR camera, a wide angle lens (amongst others), and a sturdy tripod.
To sign up for either or both workshop(s), e-mail steve: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information: Steve Silverman Imaging 4445 W. 77th St. #130 Edina, MN 55435 952-844-0119 or 952-905-1197 email@example.com www.stevesilvermanimaging.com